A smart thermostat makes your home more comfortable than ever before while saving you money on your energy bills. With advanced sensors, on-demand reporting, and wi-fi connectivity, it’s everything you need to take control of your home’s heating and cooling.
These new devices are becoming more and more popular with homeowners in Elgin, Barrington, and anywhere in the Fox River Valley. Here’s everything you need to know about them — and how to get one set up in your home.
Like traditional and programmable thermostats, a smart thermostat regulates the temperature in your home by controlling your heating and cooling system based on your settings. What sets these smart devices apart is that they “learn” your behavior and use automation to make the best settings for your home and your schedule.
It also offers you constant updates on your home and your energy usage. And, you can control it from virtually anywhere.
You can use these devices with any heating or cooling system, from traditional furnaces and central air to ductless mini splits and VRV heat pumps or hybrid systems.
Use the app on your smart device to make any changes you want. If you forgot to change the temperature before leaving in the morning, you can do it on your way to work.
Or, if the weather takes an unexpected turn, you don’t have to wait till you’re home again to make the house comfortable when you arrive.
But, a smart thermostat takes readings all the time using sensors that you can install anywhere in your home!
Finally, you can treat that one bedroom that’s always too hot in the summer. Or, warm up your basement in the winter. With sensors in every part of your home, you’ll get the comfort you’ve always wanted.
You can program your smart thermostat to change the temperature during the day. Then, over time, it learns your schedule and adjusts on its own.
Now, your home is always the right temperature. And, the less gas, oil, or electricity you use to heat or cool your home, the less you pay for on your bills.
The app connected to your thermostat tracks energy usage all the time. There’s no waiting for a monthly bill to come in. Get the latest stats whenever you want.
The tracking also helps you use your energy wisely. For instance, it discourages you from cranking the settings too high or low to heat or cool your home faster — which never works.
You can find out right away if there’s a problem with your home, even when you’re not there.
Smart thermostats pick up on problems that affect the temperature in your house. Anything from a broken window to your heater breaking down. You’ll get an alert on your phone or tablet as soon as there’s an unusual fluctuation in temperature.
You can even set the device to automatically shut down your furnace or fan-based HVAC system if it detects smoke or carbon monoxide.
This way, you can also immediately take steps to fix the problem before it gets worse. And you can shut your system down, so you don’t waste energy and money.
Call or email us at Compass Heating and Air today. We offer in-home consultations along with phone and video conferencing and are here to help you take control of your home comfort.