Smart Thermostat Benefits for the Summer Months
Every year we install more smart thermostats for homeowners as they become increasingly popular and more affordable. There are a number of benefits to installing an upgraded thermostat including being able to access them remotely; integrate them with other connected home devices and their ability to remind homeowners when the air conditioner requires maintenance.
Most smart thermostats can be accessed through an app on your phone, allowing you to control and change settings even when you’re not home. This setting can be useful if you have pets and the temperature drastically changes during the day. You can turn the air conditioner on or off from work and help ensure that your cat or dog is comfortable at home.
Integrate with Other Smart Technology
Some smart thermostats can integrate with other connected devices in your home. For example, the Nest and Amazon’s Alexa are programmed to work together so you can use voice commands to control the AC from anywhere in the home.
Older thermostats could only turn the air conditioner on or off, but a benefit of a smart thermostat is that it can monitor the system and even detect problems before they occur. Depending on the model you install, newer thermostats can remind you when the air conditioner requires maintenance, warns you when the filter needs to be replaced or can even show how much energy was used.
There are a number of smart thermostats on the market. Read about the different brands Martino HVAC recommends here.
Martino HVAC serves the GTA along with Durham, Halton, Peel, York, and Quinte & Kawartha regions. We provide reliable heating and cooling installation and repair to residential, commercial and industrial customers.