If your home still has a manual thermostat with a dial, it’s time for an upgrade. You may also need a new thermostat if you’re replacing your air conditioner, heat pump, or furnace. Even if you have a programmable thermostat, today’s new smart thermostats offer a wide array of helpful features. Here’s what you need to know about installing a smart thermostat in your Locust Grove, VA home.
What Features to Choose
Each make and model of smart thermostat has different features. If you run a lot of errands or frequently travel, you may prefer a smart thermostat with geofencing. A geofencing feature allows the thermostat to communicate with your smartphone and track your location. When you’re on your way home, the thermostat triggers heating or cooling cycles to get your home to your desired temperature. Smart thermostats also offer energy use reports, heating and cooling cycle tracking, and maintenance reminders.
Where to Put It
Proper thermostat placement gives a boost to your home’s energy efficiency. Place the thermostat on an interior wall away from heat sources, such as televisions, computer monitors, and air vents. It’s also a good idea to keep the thermostat away from direct sunlight. Although smart thermostats are hardwired, they do use batteries to power the light for the touchscreen. Make sure you can easily access the thermostat after it’s installed.
How to Use It
Once you’ve chosen a smart thermostat with time- and money-saving features, you’ll need to take a few actions. Program the thermostat to set your heating and cooling preferences. Over time, the smart thermostat will learn your schedule and make automatic adjustments. Download the thermostat’s app so that you can make temperature adjustments when you’re delayed or coming home early.
Not in need of a smart thermostat today? We also offer heating and air conditioning maintenance, repair, and replacement services. Our indoor air quality solutions keep your home’s air clean and comfortable. If you’re a business owner in the Locust Grove area, our technicians provide cost-effective commercial refrigeration services. For additional information about smart thermostats, reach out to us at Complete Heating and Cooling today.