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Smart Thermostats: Take Control With the Latest Programmable Technology

Posted on April 25, 2013

With regard to saving energy in your Wichita area home, a great way to get ahead of the pack is to invest in a smart thermostat. This programmable device will allow you to maintain temperatures in your home with daily and weekly settings programmed ahead of time, and provide you with advanced features for maintaining climate control in our home.

The same features as the standard version

Programmable thermostats have been gaining in popularity over the years. With our increasingly hectic lives and schedules, being able to program the days and times that your heating or cooling equipment switches on and off can be extremely beneficial. Not only can it help you curb your energy costs when you’re away at work or sleeping, but these devices can take into account the times when you’re away on vacation.

New, more advanced features are even better

A smart thermostat is a big step up from standard programmable models. Check out these new, more advanced features:

  • Internet accessibility – If you’re running late at the office, there’s no reason to waste energy by allowing your HVAC system to switch on at its programmed time. This feature gives you the capability of accessing the thermostat from anywhere with an Internet connection.
  • Smartphone meets smart thermostat – Some models include a connection through your smartphone. Simply download and install the app, and you can make changes directly on your phone within moments.
  • Learning your habits – It doesn’t take long before some of the more advanced smart thermostats will adapt to your temperature habits and make necessary changes to improve energy efficiency. It’s like having a personal assistant for your thermostat.
  • Data charting – An easily accessible chart will allow you to see your energy usage over a period of time, so that you can make any necessary changes.

If you would like assistance with installing and using a smart thermostat, please contact the experts at Comfort Systems. We have been serving the HVAC & Plumbing  needs of Wichita and nearby areas since 1995.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Wichita, Kansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about Smart Thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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