If someone were to ask you what the vital parts of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) system where you’d probably say your air conditioning unit, your heating unit, your vents, ducts, and maybe a few other pieces. The last thing on your list would probably be your thermostat. The thermostat is a largely overlooked aspect of your HVAC system.
Although we want to use this blog to underscore the importance of your HVAC system, we do understand why you’d overlook this component. It just seems like the switch that turns your HVAC system on an off rather than the aspect that regulates your HVAC system. We want to change this narrative and highlight the importance of a quality HVAC system in Orem, UT. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment.
What’s a Smart Thermostat?
When we talk to homeowners about “smart thermostats”, many don’t understand the difference between a smart thermostat and a Wi-Fi thermostat. Smart thermostats are thermostats that have remote Wi-Fi capabilities coupled with “smart” capabilities. Smart thermostats are able to learn your climate control habits over time. They can eventually adjust themselves to anticipate your needs.
The best thing about a smart thermostat is that it really boosts your understanding of your HVAC system. Most smart thermostat systems send you regular analysis information about your climate control habits and opportunities to save energy. Smart thermostats allow you even better control. They allow you to monitor the temperature of your home from your smartphone, tablet, or any device with Wi-Fi capabilities.
What a Smart Thermostat Does for You
Smart thermostats can help you do the following:
- Get Better Comfort: Smart thermostats work around you. After you have your smart thermostat in your home for a few weeks it will begin to anticipate your needs. This means that you don’t have to come home to a freezing home in winter or a sweltering home in summer. The system automatically powers up or down according to your temperature preferences and time periods. You’ll get the best comfort possible with a smart thermostat.
- Increase the Lifespan of Your HVAC System: Your HVAC system is an investment and installing a smart thermostat can help you increase its lifespan. When you have a programmable thermostat you end up running your HVAC system less thereby reducing the wear and tear on this system. When you take it one step ahead and install a smart thermostat you’ll get the best control possible for your HVAC system.
- Save Money: This is typically a fan favorite smart thermostat benefit. Smart thermostats help you save money because a well-run, energy efficient HVAC system is a cheap HVAC system. Have you ever set your thermostat to a higher temperature in summer or lower temperature in winter because you’ve heard that it can help you save money? It’s common among homeowners. Although, the problem with this is that a slide or dial thermostat isn’t as precise as a digital smart thermostat. In other instances, your personal energy-efficient thermostat setting is a little different than ones suggested online. A smart thermostat takes all the guesswork out of energy efficiency and helps you save money.
Are you ready to upgrade the thermostat in your home? Contact our team at Skylake Heating & Air today to schedule an appointment with our professionals.