An automated home starts with a smart thermostat. Along with all the features of a traditional thermostat, these devices have updated features such as a WiFi connection and even motion sensors. Here are some reasons you should choose a smart thermostat for your Montgomery, AL, home.

Save Money

First and foremost, having a smart thermostat will help you save money. This is because your energy usage will decline. The device allows you to control exactly when your heat and air conditioning turn on and off.

Track Use of Energy

Your thermostat will be able to generate reports that show your power usage. It also helps you monitor changes in how you use energy. By doing so, the device can give you an idea of what your next bill will be so you can better control your spending while still keeping your home comfortable.

Receive Reminders

It can be difficult to keep up with the status of your thermostat. However, a smart-enabled device will be able to send you automated reminders when it’s time to complete a task such as changing the filter. Most models are designed so that you can also get automated reminders to schedule routine maintenance or repair services. This makes it easy to maintain your thermostat without having to think about it.

Enjoy Remote Access

Another benefit of a smart thermostat is that you can remotely access it using an app on your phone or tablet. No matter where you are, you’ll always be able to change the temperature in your house. As a result, you can keep your heating or air conditioning off for the majority of the day, and then turn it on in just enough time to heat or cool your house before you get home.

With a quick glance at an app, you can tell what the temperature is at any given time. This can also let you make sure pets are warm or cool enough while you’re away during extreme weather.

Adapt to the Climate

Once you have a smart thermostat installed, it’ll adapt to the temperatures in your home. The system will learn when you want your home to be cool or warm. If the smart thermostat has GPS features, it’ll even know when you will be coming home for the day and can adjust the indoor temperature to your personal preferences.

Smart thermostats can also do annual planning. It can even track seasons so it automatically knows when the weather changes from warm to cold or vice versa.

In addition, your smart thermostat can make each room a different temperature, something that older thermostats could never do. This allows you to keep rooms you use often comfortable without heating or cooling rooms you may not use very often or for very long.

Better Indoor Air Quality

Indirectly, a smart thermostat can help improve the quality of the air in your home. By informing you when it needs cleaning or repairs, it helps prevent the air from becoming stale. With a built-in humidity sensor in most smart thermostats, your home will no longer be uncomfortably humid.

Another way in which you can improve the quality of your air is to have your smart thermostat connected with a humidifier. By linking the two, your humidifier will work in conjunction with your smart thermostat to make your home a healthier place to live.

If you’re interested in getting a smart thermostat installed, be sure to make an appointment with Air Conditioning by Luquire. We’ll make sure you’re on your way to having a healthier home for you and your family. Our service technicians will get you set up to save money and automate the experience of heating and cooling your home.

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