If you’re looking to increase your HVAC efficiency and lower your heating and cooling bills, there is one simple step you can take to do so—upgrade your thermostat! Most homeowners don’t think to upgrade their thermostat when they upgrade their HVAC system, but this equipment becomes outdated too. Even if you have a digital thermostat with a programmable feature, you should consider upgrading to a more intuitive and energy efficient smart thermostat.
If you need help determining which model is right for your current HVAC system and home needs, our technicians can help. When you choose Gas Engineers for your thermostat installation services in Birmingham, AL, you’ll know you’re getting the best service possible.
So, What’s a Smart Thermostat?
You might have heard the term before, but what is a smart thermostat exactly? Your standard thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your home and it might even allow you to pre-program temperatures based on time. But a smart thermostat allows you to set your home’s temperature and do it from anywhere. It also learns your habits and anticipates your needs over time.
You might ask yourself “but, why do I need one?” you might think a smart thermostat sounds cool, but your current thermostat serves you just fine. Well, you should still consider an upgrade because there are many things that a smart thermostat can do for your home that your current thermostat can’t do. We’ve listed a few of the best features below:
One of the best features of a smart thermostat is the ability to change your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world (as long as you have WiFi). You can monitor your smart thermostat from your phone or computer and always ensure that your home is at the optimal temperature. Some smart thermostats even allow you to analyze your energy usage and point out opportunities to save energy. A smart thermostat works with you while older models force you to work around them.
Smart thermostats are considering to be so “smart” because they learn your habits over time. They can even learn your preferences and adjust themselves the room temperature if you allow these settings. This is convenient if you have a routine. Let’s say you leave your home and come back during the same times every day, your smart thermostat picks up on these habits and anticipates your departure and arrival. After you leave for the day, your thermostat will shut down your HVAC system and turn it on again shortly before you arrive home. If there’s a change in your schedule, you can alter the temperature from your phone. These features aren’t only convenient—they’re energy efficient. You won’t waste energy cooling or heating an empty house with a smart thermostat and when you save energy, you save money.
Choose Gas Engineers
If you’re considering upgrading to a smart thermostat, now is a perfect time. Our team at Gas Engineers understand the heating and cooling needs of Birmingham homes because we’ve serviced the area for the past 50 years. We take pride in our work and we’re deeply committed to customer satisfaction.