Internet connectivity — that’s the primary feature that differentiates a smart thermostat from other types of HVAC controls. They allow you to monitor, program and alter settings from an app on your smartphone or a website on your computer. That’s just one of the reasons why it’s a wise move to upgrade your thermostat. Choosing a smart device can also save you money.

What Makes a Thermostat Smart?

Equipped with microprocessors, smart thermostats collect data that allows them to analyze and optimize energy efficiency. They also keep track of your personal preferences, automatically adjusting settings to maintain your ideal temperature. You stay more comfortable while paying less for heating and cooling.

Money-Saving Features

Thermostats that have earned the “smart” designation have several features in common, such as providing energy use information that you can view online. You can see how much energy your HVAC systems consume at different times of the day, week or month. Most models also let you program the device according to your schedule, so you don’t waste money heating or cooling unoccupied spaces. Some models even alert you when it’s time to change the filter or schedule maintenance.

Thermostats and Home Automation

As a certified Trane Comfort Specialist, JP Brett & Sons Air Conditioning offers HVAC controls that take “smart” to a new level. Trane’s ComfortLink models come with a home automation hub that lets you remotely control a wide assortment of connected devices. You can turn on the lights, lock your doors or close your garage door from anywhere with a few taps of your finger. It’s never been easier to enjoy the comfort and convenience of a fully automated smart home.

Being smart about how you control your HVAC systems helps you stay comfortable and save money. For more information, check out the comfort control section of our HVAC systems page or call JP Brett & Sons Air Conditioning today.

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