When you hear the phrase “smart technology,” your mind may instantly think of your smartphone. But did you know that the same technology used to power our smart phones and tablets can also be used to help you keep your home comfortable? Smart thermostats are a newer HVAC technology that has changed the way that people heat and cool their homes. Not only does this device give you greater control over your home comfort levels, but it can also help you save money on electric bills by helping you heat and cool your home more efficiently.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
A smart thermostat is a device that can used with a home automation system to give the homeowner more control over their heating and air conditioning. Much like a programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat allows homeowners to control the temperature of their home throughout the day. A smart thermostat is connected to the internet, allowing users to adjust the heating and cooling settings remotely from Wi-Fi enable devices such as a smartphone.
Many smart thermostat devices also offer important information such as the outdoor temperature, how long the AC or heat has been running, and when it is time to change your air filter. Some smart devices also learn your schedule and lifestyle habits. By knowing when your home is most likely to be occupied, smart devices can work to adjust the temperatures before you arrive so that your home is always a comfortable temperature.
How Can a Smart Thermostat Improve Home Comfort?
Smart thermostats make it easy to keep your home at an optimal temperature year-round. Adjusting your thermostat and other home comfort settings from the convenience of your smart device gives you greater control over your home comfort. The Infinity Remote Access Touch Control series of smart thermostats from Carrier offer a variety of standard features including:
- Ideal humidity system management capable
- Hybrid heat system management capable
- Monitors indoor air quality products
- Ventilation management capable
- Knows percentage of air flow to each zone
- 7-day programming (wake, away, home, sleep)
- Simple vacation programming controls for temperature and humidity
- Dirty air filter detection or fixed-schedule based filter replacement reminders
- System maintenance reminders
Not only do these features allow you to keep your home comfortable throughout the year, but the maintenance reminders help you ensure that you are getting the most out of your HVAC system.
How Smart Thermostats Can Save You Money
Smart thermostats can also help you save money on energy costs. The Carrier Infinity Remote Access Touch Control series offers real-time energy use tracking that can show you how much energy you are using each day so that you can make adjustments to become more efficient. This smart thermostat also includes advanced smart setback so that you can have the best energy savings during away and ramp up periods.
How smart is your thermostat? If you want more information about smart thermostats and how they can help you improve home comfort and save on cooling costs, contact us today. Amber Air Conditioning Inc. is ready to help you explore your options for smart HVAC technology.