Helpful tips to ensure your smart thermostat provides energy efficiency and more.
Are you looking to boost your home’s energy efficiency? Smart homes need smart thermostats. As you consider a new system, don’t overlook the importance of investing in a smart thermostat. This addition to your HVAC system will pay off in more ways than you can imagine.
Here are some tips that will help you choose the right thermostat to meet your needs:
Know the Available Features
Smart thermostats come with different sets of features. Consider investing in one that provides the following:
- Remote access: being able to control the system with an app on your smartphone, tablet, or computer is a huge bonus
- Programmable schedule: set up a schedule to adjust the temperature setting when everyone leaves in the morning, then have it adjust again 30 minutes before anyone is due to return home
- Interactive automated changes: you can set the thermostat to adjust when certain events take place. For example, when the last person out sets the alarm system, the thermostat can respond by adjusting to an energy saving mode.
Understand the Complexity of the Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are more complex than their traditional counterparts. Unless you are handy with tools and know how to work with home wiring, your best bet is to call in a professional. You’ll also need a technician to confirm that the thermostat is compatible with the HVAC system you’ve selected. This is not the time to try to learn as you go. Save that for some other type of home improvement project.
Every member of the family should be able to adjust the thermostat manually or amend the schedule with ease. Most are user-friendly with a touch screen interface and come with easy-to-follow instructions that everyone can learn in no time.
Are you ready for a smart thermostat to control that wonderful new energy efficient HVAC system? Our experts at H.H. Hovey can help you find the right solution and even teach you how to get the most from the setup. Call us today at 336-768-2703 and let’s get started. Once you see how easy it is to use the app and control the thermostat, you’ll never look back.