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How Does a Smart Thermostat Work?

Smart Thermostats

There is no shortage of different thermostat models on the market today. From programmable and non-programmable to Wi-Fi and smart thermostats, it can be overwhelming to try and determine which type of thermostat provides the best solution for your home’s needs.

Smart thermostat models offer the latest and greatest in thermostat technology. In the latest blog from A-1 Mechanical, we’ll discuss how a smart thermostat works, as well as touch on the benefits that they provide. For more on all types of thermostats, including smart thermostat units, get in touch with A-1 Mechanical.

Benefits of Smart Thermostats

Temperature Control From Anywhere

Perhaps the most popular feature of smart thermostats is the ability to control your home’s temperature, even when you’re not home. This is a great way to make sure that you’re not heating your house, for example, when nobody is even home. Before you arrive home, you can set the heat to the desired temperature, ensuring that your home is nice and warm upon your arrival.

Energy Savings

Smart thermostats allow you to program the system so that your HVAC system will run less frequently when nobody is home. Although a programmable thermostat offers the same scheduling features, a smart thermostat allows you to change the temperature remotely if you forget to set the system for the day, or if any unexpected changes occur. While smart thermostats are typically the most expensive type of thermostat, they’ll also likely provide savings on heating and cooling costs.

Tracking Technology

With other types of thermostats, it can be difficult to tell how much energy your home is using. Smart thermostats are equipped with energy tracking technology to show how much energy your home is using on heating and cooling. This information is helpful, as it allows you to make any changes necessary to save on your overall energy costs.

Integration With Other Smart Home Technologies

If your home utilizes any other smart devices, smart thermostats can seamlessly integrate into your overall smart home system. Smart thermostats typically integrate easily with your virtual assistant and will allow you to make temperature changes with just your voice.

How Do Smart Thermostats Work?

Smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network and utilize a smartphone application. This is what allows you to make temperature changes remotely from your mobile device, as well as track your home’s energy usage.

What makes a smart thermostat better than a traditional thermostat is that it can learn about your schedules and make adjustments based on activity or the weather outside. Many smart thermostats will memorize your home’s daily habits to make any temperature changes that you would typically make. Should your schedule change from your normal habits, you can make any necessary temperature adjustments on the thermostat’s application or through the thermostat itself.

Contact A-1 Mechanical for Smart Thermostat Installation Services

When it comes time to install a smart thermostat, the professional technicians at A-1 Mechanical know that there are many new smart thermostats on the market, and choosing one that is compatible with your HVAC system can be a hard decision to make. While this can feel overwhelming, our technicians know the ins and outs of each type of system and will provide you with recommendations to help your home make the best decision to meet your needs. We’ll show you how smart thermostats work so that you’re ready to start using your new smart thermostat right away.

For smart thermostat installation services in the Grand Rapids and Lansing areas, reach out to A-1 Mechanical today.

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