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Smart Thermostat: Is It Time to Upgrade to One in Your Home?

Phone with a temperature application In a world of hustle and bustle, we are all looking for ways to make our lives more convenient and comfortable. The smart thermostat, or Wi-Fi thermostat, is one more way to add convenience and comfort, and they are becoming very popular in the HVAC world.

This technology allows the user to control and observe the temperature and operation of their HVAC system from a smartphone or a computer at any time. While a smart thermostat sometimes is considered a luxury item, it can add value, especially for those who tend to be away from home often.

Wi-Fi thermostats can be installed on existing systems, and once connected, you can adjust temperature settings and save on energy costs with a simple touch on your favorite device. There are also ways to control the airflow in every room of your house using a smart ventilation system. Higher-efficiency equipment can be worth the investment because it pays for itself over time in utility savings.

Why a Smart Thermostat?

Thermostats are simple temperature regulators that tell your heating or cooling system when to turn on or off once the room reaches a specific temperature. Any programmable thermostat can aid in money-saving measures by allowing you to set the temperature on a daily and seasonal basis. Programmable thermostats can store and repeat multiple daily settings that you can manually override when necessary. Although thermostats can be adjusted manually, programmable thermostats will avoid any discomfort by returning temperatures to normal before you wake or return home.

However, sometimes programmable thermostats can be confusing if homeowners don’t use them properly. This is where a Wi-Fi thermostat can help – it never forgets and knows how to adjust your temperature and when to adjust it. These devices allow you to change settings from a smartphone or computer, adding convenience to your everyday life. You can turn the heat or air conditioner up or down with a touch of a button from your device. These thermostats can also provide you with analytics and usage history so that you can adjust temperatures to save money. As you make the proper adjustments, the smart thermostat learns best habits and makes the adjustments for you. Money is saved by setting temperatures higher during the cooling season and lower during the heating season.

One other plus for a smart thermostat is that many of the newer ones can adjust temperatures for older furnaces, heat pump systems and boiler systems. But be sure to do your research before purchasing a Wi-Fi thermostat, as many of these devices can be costly. Know what type of heating and cooling system you have in your home, too, and if a smart thermostat will work with your system. A basic programmable thermostat may cost $25 and up, while a Wi-Fi thermostat can start at $200 or more.

Contact Korrect Inc. at (937) 837-2333 for a free evaluation that can help you learn about the latest in smart thermostats and whether these devices will work for your system and home.

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