How Smart Thermostats Work
Like a programmable thermostat, smart thermostats can be scheduled to adjust your thermostat at certain times throughout the day. Unlike programmable, however, most smart thermostats have the advantage that they can be controlled remotely from virtually any location via your smartphone or tablet.
This means that you can monitor and set your thermostat even when you’re away from home. They’ll also alert you when your home’s temperature reaches a critical level, which can be a lifesaver in avoiding frozen pipes, or dangerously high temperatures while a pet or vulnerable family member is home.
Other features include geofencing technology which can sense when you’re away from home, adjusting your thermostat automatically to a lower temperature of your choice until you return. Simply put, they offer much greater flexibility and control over how you manage your comfort systems.
Do Smart Thermostats Work in Every Home?
Absolutely. With the proper control wiring, a smart thermostat can easily replace an existing thermostat or be wired to be installed in a new location. However, older homes and systems will likely need some modification to the existing wiring in order to gain the full functionality of your new thermostat.
Smart Thermostat Types
Our preferred brands of choice are Honeywell and Nest by Google. While we can install practically any owner-supplied thermostat, such as the popular Ecobee, we have found these brands to be of exceptional quality and performance over others. Your selection can range from a basic smart thermostat that offers standard features like geofencing and app control, to learning thermostats that design a custom schedule around your specific usage needs.
Massachusetts Smart Thermostat Services
In many cases, smart thermostats can be installed by the homeowner by simply replacing an existing thermostat with the new one. However, many homes in Massachusetts do not have the required control wiring to properly run newer styles, and you’ll likely need a licensed HVAC technician to complete installation. Our team of dedicated HVAC technicians are here to assist you with all of your smart thermostat needs, no matter what issues you come across.
How Heritage Stays On Top of Smart Thermostat Trends
Our team spends a lot of time on product research and testing to ensure we provide top-tier equipment and solutions to our customers. Through testing and on-site training, our technicians are able to gain exposure to new items on the market and hone their skills. If you need support for your smart thermostat installation, trust the experts at Heritage.