Smart Thermostat

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Smart Thermostat – Save on Energy Bills

Homeowners everywhere can take advantage of smart thermostat technology capable of assessing the heating and cooling requirements of their residence and ensure optimal comfort at all times. Just think how great it would be to leave the house each morning with the knowledge that the thermostat is taking over to keep energy costs down and returning to precisely the right temperature. This can all be done while minimizing the carbon footprint.

Centralizing HVAC Systems

By relocating the thermostat to the basement space and adding a remote sensor for temperature monitoring, wall space can be streamlined. Smart thermostat systems can be integrated with the current radiant flooring, HVAC, forced air, geothermal and dual fuel systems. Climate control can be achieved via the thermostat fixture itself by using smart home sensors or by using the smartphone or touchscreen interfaces. Seasonal automatic humidity and temperature adjustments can be made effortlessly. It is even possible to light the home’s fireplace remotely, adding to the convenience factor. Not only this, our certified technicians take care of all the thermostat wiring and programming.

Add Interest To The Wall Space

Innovations in technology happen at a rapid pave, and BroadConnect Smart Automations will bring the latest in automation technology straight to you. There is no need to opt for unsightly or uninteresting looking thermostats when you can have one from Next, Honeywell, Trane, Sensei and SmartThings among others. Wall spaces can be enhanced tremendously by adding futuristic designs that also bring improved function.

Financial And Lifestyle Benefits Of Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats bring energy efficiency to new heights everywhere converting your house into an enrgey smart home. Because cooling and heating a home represents roughly 56% of a residence’s overall energy costs in North America, homeowners are always looking for ways to achieve savings. Adjusting the thermostat downward 10 to 15 degrees for a period of eight hours daily, it is possible to realize 5-15% in energy expenditures.

Every home automation system needs to account for thermostat control. Just imagine the freedom of being able to make needed adjustments via computer or handheld mobile device.

Smart Home WiFi thermostats really can usher in a new era of ease, convenience and utility bill savings for you.

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Smart Thermostat FAQs

What is a smart thermostat?

It is a wi-fi enabled device that adjusts cooling and heating temperature settings automatically for optimal performance. When there is an ENERGY STAR label on a smart thermostat that means it was independently certified that it delivers energy savings, based on real field data.

Is It Hard To Install And Maintain Smart Thermostats?

Current smart thermostats have been engineered to be easy to use. Heavy, expendable batteries and clunky wiring are a thing of the past. Innovative smart thermostats that are available in today’s marketplace are streamlined, economical and rechargeable. When you are looking for smart thermostats that are easy to use, look for brands such as Nest. Their smart thermostats have been popular for years now due to the company’s user-friendly, unique home automation approach.

Ecobee smart thermostats also are very easy to use, and reputable branches such as Ecobee, Nest, and Honeywell continue producing highly functional and reliable smart thermostats for daily use.

What are the differences between a programmable thermostat and a smart thermostat?

Programmable thermostats must be programmed by the user. They don’t change until manual adjustments have been made to the device. According to the EPA, recent research indicates that in general homeowners do not understand the way that programmable thermostats work and might not even program them, which may result in higher utility bills.

By contrast, smart thermostats have been designed to either learn what the user’s preferences are and adjust the settings automatically based on the outdoor and indoor temperature as well as occupancy. Relying on field data to achieve savings with a smart thermostat helps to ensure they work with the preferences of the user in order on utility bills.

Is a smart thermostat compatible with Alexa?

A majority of thermostats are compatible with Alexa, but you need to check with the manufacturer to verify that it is compatible.

Is a smart thermostat compatible with every forced air residential heating system?

No, there are many new heat pump systems that have built-in proprietary communications that do not properly function with smart thermostats. Contact a heating contractor to verify compatibility. Smart thermostats should work fine with standard oil, propane, natural gas and electric furnaces.

What Is Wrong With Having A Manual Thermostat?

There is nothing wrong with it, as long as you have the schedule and time for resetting your cooling and heating preferences often. The user is relied on by a manual thermostat to adjust the temperature. This means that if the temperature increases while you are gone for the weekend, your heat will not shut off. If you have a hectic lifestyle or do a lot of travelling, then a smart thermostat will save you money, simply by paying close attention to what the temperature is in your home, even when you are gone.

Other luxuries are offered by the smart thermostat. Being able to control the cooling and heating from your smartphone means you don’t ever need to get up – or need to race home from work – to turn the heat down. Smart thermostats also provide bold, bright screens, which makes them easy to use. Smart thermostats also synch with smartphones and have companion apps as well that make them easy to program and feature intuitive, straightforward functioning.

Are smart thermostats worth it?

A smart thermostat can pay for itself in as few as just one cooling and heating season, depending on what your energy usage habits are and the climate that you live in. It is claimed by a majority of smart thermostat manufacturers that the cost will be recouped in around two years.

Is a smart thermostat compatible with Google Home?

A majority of smart thermostats are. However, you do need to find out from the manufacturer whether or not it is compatible with Google Home.