If you are in need of a thermostat upgrade, consider going the smart route. Smart home features such as smart thermostats sound high-tech and complicated, but these thermostats are actually very intuitive and easy to use. But, what exactly are smart thermostats? How do they work? And, are they worth it? Here is everything you need to know about smart thermostats, from the heating and cooling experts at Quality Plumbing & Heating, Inc.
What Is a Smart Thermostat?
Smart thermostats, like other smart devices, allow you to remotely control your home’s temperature via a mobile or internet-connected device. This unique capability makes operation more convenient, offering greater control of heating and cooling, and thus, energy savings. Most smart thermostats even have a “learning” feature which allows it to automatically adjust based on your lifestyle habits.
How Do Smart Thermostats Work?
Smart thermostats are comprised of 3 basic components: One part plugs directly into your HVAC system. This part communicates directly with the second component, the thermostat control itself. The third and last part that makes up a ‘smart’ thermostat is the smart thermostat app, which is downloaded to your smartphone, mobile device, or computer. This tech “trifecta” allows you to adjust home temperatures from any location, from the couch to the coastline, given a wireless or internet connection.
Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?
The cost savings of smart thermostats is similar to programmable models, at up to 20% on heating and cooling costs. They offer remote operation from anywhere via smartphone, mobile device, or voice-operated home automation systems like Google Home and Alexa, and tons of added bells and whistles, including energy-usage reports to help you identify additional opportunities for savings. The latest ‘smart learning’ models set up fast, requiring little to no user-input or programming.
If you are looking for a thermostat that can save you money and is easy to use, then the smart thermostat could be right for you. Contact the friendly team at Quality Plumbing & Heating today at (765) 450-4008, and we can get you quotes on different models and set everything up for you. As a family-owned and locally operated business, we are dedicated to offering high-quality HVAC and plumbing installation and repairs to our valued customers in Kokomo and the nearby areas.