Energy-Saving Technology: 5 Benefits of Switching to a Smart Thermostat

by | Nov 18, 2019 | Blog

Did you know a smart thermostat can improve the performance of the HVAC system in your Buda, Texas, home? A smart thermostat helps you have more control over your HVAC unit, reduces energy use and provides remote access. As a result, it makes you a greener homeowner. Here are five benefits of upgrading to a smart thermostat:

Programmable Controls

Firstly, smart thermostats allow you to optimize your HVAC performance through programmable controls. This allows you to customize your HVAC unit to your heating and cooling needs based on the season. You can even program it to monitor the weather and adapt the HVAC system’s operation to temperature changes for energy efficiency, convenience and comfort.

Lower Energy Costs

One of the biggest advantages of installing a smart thermostat is lower energy costs. Because you can program the thermostat to work at specific periods, your HVAC system need not work continuously. This can provide significant energy savings and improve HVAC efficiency. If you want to cut your heating and cooling costs, installing a digital thermostat can help.

Remote Access

Another spectacular benefit of upgrading to a smart thermostat is remote access. These devices have WiFi connectivity, and you can control them via the web and mobile applications. This allows you to access the thermostat from a computer, smartphone or tablet as long as you have internet connectivity. Whether you’re at home or on another continent, this feature allows you to monitor the HVAC unit and control your home’s heating and cooling needs.

Energy Reports

Most smart thermostats provide energy usage reports that allow you to monitor HVAC efficiency. Some models send monthly energy reports and recommend strategies to cut your bills. As a result, you can optimize your temperature settings for both comfort and energy savings.

Important Alerts

Finally, digital thermostats can also send you alerts on the status of your home’s HVAC unit. You can receive text messages and emails about fault codes, sudden temperature spikes, maintenance reminders and energy usage. As a result, you’ll never have an excuse to not change the filter or schedule preventive maintenance.

At Cool Cat AC & Heating, we offer professional smart thermostat upgrades and affordable heating and air conditioning maintenance and repairs. Call us today at (512) 775-2591 to learn more or to schedule an installation.

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