In the old days, heating and air conditioning was a "set it and forget it" affair. Unless you walked over to the thermostat and manually changed the setting, your house stayed the same temperature all the time, no matter whether you were home or not. But things have changed, and if you're going away on summer vacation, there's no reason to give up control. Here are two HVAC hacks you can use while away from home:
Hack #1: Install a Smart Thermostat
One of the greatest heating and air conditioning inventions is the smart thermostat. Because the thermostat is command central for your HVAC system, having one that is - well, smart - is a huge bonus. Smart thermostat technology allows for customized programming that not only fits your schedule, but your lifestyle. It allows you to program and reprogram your heating and cooling at any time, from anywhere. Not only can it learn your behaviors and self-set based on your habits, but you can also make changes remotely via a WiFi connection.
Hack #2: Utilize the Functionality of the Smart Thermostat
Having a smart thermostat is all well and good, but the trick to this HVAC hack is taking advantage of its features. Most of these new thermostats are user-friendly and intuitive. In just a few minutes, you can learn how to use all they have to offer, from the programming to the remote operation and the energy saving features such as real-time energy use information.
By using these simple HVAC hacks when you're away on summer vacation, you can rest easy knowing you haven't lost control of your air conditioner. For more information on heating and air conditioning tips and tricks, as well as more info on WiFi thermostats, contact the pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.