If your home is like most homes in southern California, your HVAC system is most likely controlled by a single thermostat. Maybe you’ve upgraded to a simple programmable thermostat and you’re noticing how much better it is than the old one. Now you should consider installing a smart thermostat and see what you’ve been missing.
What’s the difference between a simple programmable thermostat and a smart thermostat?
Though all smart thermostats are programmable, not all programmable thermostats are considered smart. Many of the simpler models of programmable thermostats allow homeowners to program different temperatures for different days of the week and times of day. You can tell it what temperature you want and when to change, but when it comes to versatility, a smart thermostat is far superior. Using state-of-the-art technology, smart thermostats allow you to adjust your HVAC system anytime, to any setting, from anywhere. You have unlimited access and control over your climate control via remote computer access and cell phone apps.
That isn’t all your smart thermostat will do. It will monitor things you may not think of. It can check the humidity level in your home and adjust the system’s settings for ideal conditions. It can monitor air flow and balance the system to achieve more uniform heating and cooling. A smart thermostat will even keep tabs on the cost of fuel and make adjustments to give you the most economical settings.
The Department of Energy and The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that one-third of your household budget is used for heating and cooling. With a smart thermostat monitoring your system’s performance, your HVAC system will work more efficiently and keep your energy bills lower than a traditional thermostat.
The price of energy is a serious matter with a big impact on your household budget. Perhaps it’s time to consider a smart thermostat so you can get more for your energy dollars.
For more information about smart thermostats or to determine if your home would benefit from a heating upgrade, contact the experts at Sherlock Plumbing, Heating & Air. We proudly serve homeowners throughout North San Diego-Carlsbad, La Costa, Encinitas, Vista, San Marcos, Oceanside, Rancho Bernardo and Poway.