Mobile Applications For Your Smart, Programmable ThermostatPublished on: December 18, 2018
A smart thermostat connects to the Wi-Fi in your home and learns your preferences to automatically deliver energy efficient comfort settings. A programmable thermostat can be set at different temperatures for different days and times.
Although some programmable thermostats are Wi-Fi enabled, they won’t offer a smart thermostat’s ability to learn your settings or adjust the temperature. Both thermostats allow you to maintain a comfortable temperature in your home while you are there and save money when you’re not.
Additionally, once your smart thermostat is connected to your Wi-Fi, it can be controlled through a mobile application or a smartphone app. You can download the app from Apple’s App Store or the Google Play Store.
Once you’ve downloaded and connected the app for your mobile device, you’re on your way to take control of your home’s HVAC system from wherever you are!
Why Use a Smart Thermostat?
One of the biggest reasons people choose a smart or programmable model is the energy savings. A household can see a significant drop in utility costs.
You can set your home’s temperature for when you are home and when you are away with a simple programmable thermostat. After a week or two of manual programming, smart thermostats ‘learn’ your schedule.
Before you know it, your thermostat uses the schedule it built to seamlessly create a comfortable environment for you whenever you’re home.
For example, if you get home every evening at 6:00, your thermostat may turn on your furnace at 5:45 to make sure your home is a comfortable 70 degrees when you arrive home from work. You can keep your home at a lower temperature all day, which will save on your energy costs.
What Does a Smart Thermostat App Control?
Each app is a little bit different in what it can control. Here are some things your smartphone’s smart thermostat app can help with:
- Control your home’s temperature while you are away
- Monitor and maintain your home’s temperature while you are on vacation
- Alert you when your home has a significant temperature change
- Alert you when your system requires maintenance
- Remind you when your filter needs to be changed
- Control multiple thermostats in your home (where applicable)
- Provide in-app energy usage and savings reports
How To Get Your Own Smart Thermostat
Although many different models of smart thermostats can be purchased at any home improvement store, we caution against this. Different models pair better with specific HVAC equipment. For example, some are more compatible with single versus variable-speed units.
Contact us at AC Southeast. We can help you locate a trained professional to recommend the best smart thermostat for your home.
Certified technicians can deliver, install and show you how to use your new smart thermostat. All you will need to do is have your smartphone and Wi-Fi password available. It couldn’t be easier! Contact us today, and begin to save as much as 20 to 30 percent on your heating and cooling bills.