How "Smart" is a Smart Thermostat?
If you’re wondering just how smart “smart” thermostats are, these high-tech gadgets do everything short of taking care of the mail and watering plants. All joking aside, the smart devices are geniuses with a lot of brainpower. They are even smart in style, and you can choose colors and designs to complement your home’s décor.
“Smart” Technology Features
There are a variety of smart devices with cutting-edge technology that truly puts the consumer in control. Here’s a list of just a few of the revolutionary features on these interactive tools:
- With touch screen displays, Wi-Fi smart controls are designed with email and mobile phone alerts that let homeowners known if the home is too cold or hot, the filter needs to be changed or if the humidity levels are too low or high.
- Many of the smart thermostats come with smart response technology. The device actually learns how long it take to condition a home and at the times a homeowner wants the home either heated or cooled. It’s easy to save energy when you’re away from the home.
- Some of these high-tech devices come with free apps that are available at Google Play and iTunes stores. These comfort apps allow homeowners who are thousands of miles away from home to control settings and energy usage. It’s also ideal for consumers with vacation homes.
- Some of these interactive geniuses can check the latest electricity prices and gas prices with your local power company. As a result, you can then adjust the home’s energy consumption accordingly. Some of these devices also display when peak rates are in effect. Homeowners can delay electricity-intensive chores during peak rates like clothes washing and save up to 15 percent on their electricity bills. Now, that’s the max in thermostat intelligence.
Purchasing and Installing Smart Thermostats
Many of these high-tech devices aren’t found at retail stores. At Merritt Heating & Air Conditioning, we sell and install a wide variety of these smart devices in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. To reap the maximum benefits from these controls, it’s always best to have a pro do the installation. These thermostats can be used with a wide array of HVAC equipment, including heat pumps, boilers and furnaces. We’ll make sure that the thermostat is compatible with your heating and cooling system and delivers maximum comfort and energy savings. You can feel confident knowing that all of our HVAC products and services come with an unconditional 100 percent guarantee of satisfaction. Please contact our team for more information.