The thermostat in your home measures the indoor temperature and controls the air conditioner or furnace to add cold or warm air until your desired indoor temperature is reached. Digital thermostats help your HVAC system run more efficiently, saving you money on your heating and cooling bills by offering programmable settings. A smart thermostat is digital, but offers advanced features and functionality by connecting to your home's WiFi system. Here are 3 things to know about digital/smart thermostats:
1. A smart thermostat can be controlled with a smartphone, a tablet, or a smart speaker. If you're away from home, you can make adjustments to your temperature settings remotely using your favorite internet-compatible device. This terrific feature saves homeowners money by cooling and heating the home only as it is needed. Your HVAC system will run more efficiently and use less energy.
2. Smart thermostats offer a wide variety of incredible features. Some can learn your heating and cooling preferences and make automatic adjustments. Others have diagnostic features that can detect when something is wrong with your HVAC system or ductwork. A smart thermostat can also remind you when your air filter needs to be replaced. If your thermostat has a geofencing feature, it will be able to recognize when you enter and leave the home, and will make adjustments accordingly. Some models include room sensors that measure the temperature in specific rooms and heat or cool that room specifically.
3. Smart thermostats are attractive, and tend to fit in well with any decor. These sophisticated units are no longer an "ugly but necessary" item stuck on a wall in your home.
Digital/smart thermostats offer many options for heating and cooling your home while saving money on energy costs. For more information about digital or smart thermostats, or to have one installed in your home by a NATE-certified technician, please contact:
Golden Seal Service Experts
1730 Wallace Avenue, Unit B
St. Charles, IL 60174