Busy Life? Consider a Smart Thermostat

smarthermostatNow that school’s back in session and fall sports are starting, your regular times at home are, well, irregular. You won’t be able to tell when an evening soccer game will end, you’ll forget to turn the thermostat up when you leave for Saturday football practice, and you may have times after school when you decide to stop at the park to burn some energy. All of those are times when your air conditioning will keep running, even when no one is home.

If you have a smart thermostat, you can change the temperature at home with your phone — from anywhere. It will save you lots on your energy bills for the remainder of air conditioning season, and then you can do the same thing with your furnace when cooler weather begins.

How does a smart thermostat work?

  • You can control a smart thermostat from your phone to adjust the temperature in your home. Going to be staying late at work? Press a button on your phone to tell the thermostat not to cool the house for another hour.
  • It learns your habits. You make manual adjustments to schedule your regular bedtime/wake-up temperatures, then it remember sand replicates these.
  • It can even monitor weather reports!

What smart thermostat should I buy?

We can talk to you about our recommended brands, but there are a few popular ones out there including Nest, Ecobee and Honeywell. A standard Nest model is around $250 —  more than most manual and programmable thermostats, but you’ll get that money back on monthly bill savings.

Talk to a Snell HVAC Technician About a Smart Thermostat for Your Home

Our HVAC technicians at Snell in Sterling can help you choose a model that we recommend and even install it and help you program it. Give us a call and we’ll be happy to go over some options and ideas with you.

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