Why Should I Get A Smart Thermostat?
Upgrading your thermostat is one of the best ways to improve your Pacific Northwest home.
A high-tech thermostat will enhance your comfort and increase energy savings.
You will gain more control over your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system by replacing your standard thermostat with a programmable thermostat. If you take your upgrade a step further and install a smart thermostat, you achieve better control of your heating and cooling equipment and gain convenience.
Adding a smart thermostat makes good sense if you have Wi-Fi in your home. Carrier Northwest can help you find a Carrier dealer to upgrade your thermostat. Homeowners in Oregon, Washington, and Montana rely on our network of expert HVAC companies to assist them with their heating and cooling needs and indoor air quality (IAQ).
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Thermostats And Convenience
When you change the temperature on a standard thermostat, you must manually adjust the device.
A standard thermostat without Wi-Fi capability is easy to use but has none of the features that make smart thermostats so convenient.
A programmable thermostat is a step above a basic model. It allows you to schedule temperature fluctuations that repeat daily and weekly. However, you manually input any desired programming changes on the thermostat. If the device is Wi-Fi–enabled, you can make those changes anywhere.
A Wi-Fi–enabled thermostat allows you to manage your heating and cooling system no matter where you are. An app downloaded to your smartphone or tablet turns your mobile device into a remote control that interacts with your thermostat at home.
Why would you want to access your thermostat remotely?
Imagine being under bedcovers when you need to adjust the temperature. With a Wi-Fi–connected thermostat installed in your home, you do not have to leave your comfy surroundings. You grab your smartphone from the nightstand and make the change.
Maybe you arrive at work and realize you forgot to turn the heat down at home. There is no need to heat an unoccupied space all day. You dial the thermostat down from your tablet.
Thermostats And Energy Savings
Why adjust your thermostat throughout the day? A few degrees up or down matter if you want to save energy and lower your utility bills.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), you can save 10 percent annually on heating and cooling bills if you turn your thermostat back approximately 7 to 10° Fahrenheit eight hours a day.
Smart thermostats excel at saving energy. They take the notion of convenience up a notch too. They use Wi-Fi and automatically adjust temperatures by assessing your climate preferences, habits, and home occupancy. You never need to program schedules or manually adjust temperatures again.
Smart thermostats also help you save energy through geofencing. They adjust the temperature in your home based on your smartphone’s GPS location.
For example, the geofenced area might consist of a two-mile radius of your home. When you go beyond that radius, your thermostat will dial back a few degrees to save energy. When you return to the geofenced area, your thermostat dials back up in anticipation of your arrival home.
Smart Thermostat Features
Smart thermostats offer more than just Wi-Fi–capability, temperature changes, and remote control. Here are just a few of the features available with Carrier smart thermostats:
- Track energy use
- Weather forecasts
- Manage humidity levels, airflow, and indoor air quality
- Senses occupancy
- System maintenance reminders
- Dirty air filter alerts