Smart thermostats are inexpensive compared to most other heating and air conditioning improvements, and they can increase the value of your Richmond, Virginia, home. A modern smart thermostat also looks better in the hallway of your home than an old-fashioned analog model. Since some older conventional thermostats contain mercury, smart thermostats are healthier as well. Extra comfort, convenience, and energy savings are some of the biggest benefits of a smart thermostat.
A smart thermostat can raise or lower your home's temperature automatically about half an hour before you wake up or come home. That way, you can stay comfortable constantly without heating or cooling an empty home. Many smart thermostats can control separate areas or zones to keep temperatures optimal for all members of your family. Some smart thermostats also raise or lower the temperature of your home based on the humidity, the temperature outside, or other conditions.
You can program temperature changes to fit your routine, and many types of smart thermostats can learn your schedule and the temperatures you prefer through the changes you make to the settings. Then, they can make adjustments and adapt automatically if your lifestyle changes. You can make last-minute changes from anywhere through your smartphone or computer. Many smart thermostats can remind you to change your HVAC system's air filter or send you an alert if your system starts malfunctioning. Some models even have remotes.
Many smart thermostats can collect information about your energy use and send you reports through email or an app. That way, you can find out if any changes you make to save energy are successful before you get your monthly power bill.
Air Excellence, Inc. is a Trane Comfort Specialist with more than 40 years of HVAC experience. We can help you install, maintain, and repair a variety of HVAC equipment, including smart thermostats. Call us anytime at 804-885-3888 for excellent service from one of our well-trained, reliable technicians.
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