How to Use your Phone to Monitor your Thermostat

Published on: December 28, 2015
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HVAC technology has come a long way from the days of manually changing the thermostat of your Alabama home and hoping for the best while you’re out of the house. Smart thermostats now come with Wi-Fi apps that let you connect via your smartphone, giving you access to your entire HVAC system no matter how far from home you are.

Smart Thermostats with Wi-Fi

Thermostats like Carrier®’s Cor system can do a lot of things, including adapt to your schedule and monitor the health of your HVAC system. One of the coolest features of smart thermostats is their ability to connect to Wi-Fi and, therefore, to your phone. All you do is download the company’s app, and the whole thermostat control is available on your smartphone. You can connect to it anywhere as long as you’re on Wi-Fi.

Control When You Need It

At first the concept of controlling your thermostat from your phone may seem a little pointless. After all, when you change the thermostat you’re at home, right? Think about this: sometimes you get stuck at work for hours after you usually go home. Your thermostat is programmed to change temperatures at your usual arrival time, but you don’t need a cooler or warmer house for a few more hours. In a situation like that, you can just hop on your phone and alter that day’s schedule.

Sometimes the weather makes dramatic changes while you’re away. This is especially concerning if you have pets you’ve left at home. Maybe you thought leaving the system at a certain temperature would be adequate, only to realize you made a mistake. Once again, that Wi-Fi access is extremely convenient. Even if you don’t need to change it while you’re away, you can still check to be sure the thermostat is correct.

If you need peace of mind about your home’s interior and safety while you’re away, a smart thermostat is a fantastic solution. Find a HVAC contractor who can install the perfect smart thermostat by using AC Southeast® today.