Technology is constantly evolving, and the HVAC industry is no exception. Modern HVAC system advancements such as smart thermostats offer outstanding comfort and savings, adapting to the homeowner’s personal needs and preferences.
This guide will explain what a smart thermostat is and why it’s beneficial for any home.
WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT?
Smart thermostats are wireless devices used for heating or cooling one’s home. They often get mixed up with programmable thermostats. But while programmable thermostats let the user tailor settings to their personal needs, smart thermostats do this independently. These devices learn the household’s climate preferences and schedules to adapt to the temperature throughout the day.
WHAT ARE THE PROS OF A SMART THERMOSTAT?
Smart thermostats offer a range of benefits. They keep energy consumption under control, reducing the bills by finding the most energy-efficient heating or cooling schedule. Typically, homeowners can track their energy usage and savings through the thermostat’s online portal.
Although smart thermostats don’t need to be controlled, all the settings are available via wireless technology. There’s no need to be at home to adjust the temperature or turn the thermostat off.
Smart thermostats also monitor the system condition for hazards and malfunctions. When something goes wrong, a homeowner receives an alert. This helps to perform maintenance in time to save money on major repairs and helps to avoid higher energy bills due to system inefficiency.
To provide the utmost comfort, smart thermostats track the homeowner’s location in the house by pairing with other smart devices. When movement is detected, a smart thermostat adjusts the temperature in that particular area rather than in the whole house.
REQUIREMENTS FOR INSTALLING A SMART THERMOSTAT
Smart thermostat installation doesn’t require anything apart from a modern HVAC system and a stable Wi-Fi connection. However, prior consultation about your system compatibility with the chosen thermostat model is necessary.
POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE SMART THERMOSTAT INSTALLATION
Although a smart thermostat brings plenty of benefits, its installation is an investment that requires prior consideration. As such, thermostats are only compatible with modern HVAC systems, and some homeowners may have to replace the whole system to install a smart thermostat. That’s a wise yet significant upfront investment.
Smart thermostats also aren’t the best option for rental apartments. Such a thermostat is connected to a specific HVAC system and won’t travel from home to home. Considering the cost of a smart thermostat, renters might benefit more from a regular programmable thermostat.
Tenants must leave the house for at least one day during thermostat installation. This is necessary to let the thermostat adjust to the lowest energy consumption state.
High-quality installation is crucial. An expert will ensure the equipment is compatible with the house’s HVAC system and is installed following safety precautions. Just like with any HVAC equipment, maintenance may also be required at times. Thankfully, smart thermostats sense malfunctions and alert homeowners automatically when a repair is needed.
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