Until recently, many Houston homeowners had not associated their home AC systems with smart technology. As the number one Houston AC Repair shop has to offer, we always try to keep our customers on the forefront of new HVAC technology. Few people realize there is even such a thing as a “Smart” thermostat let alone an Houston AC Repair company that carries or installs them. Quietly but rapidly the smart thermostat movement has boomed and become a very viable, albeit more expensive alternative the traditional thermostats Houston AC Repair techs have noticed a rise though in people requesting models such as the Nest. Matthew McConaughey famous for his acting, even endorses them when not making strange Lincoln commercials.
So what is all the buzz about, that so many Houston AC Repair shops are getting bombarded with requests for these new modern twists on an old device? There have been many reviews and reports on these thermostats and they are becoming very popular. Some of you may be asking “Why?” Well, there are many reasons, and all of them make perfect sense. We will cover some of the bases and you can decide for yourself if a smart thermostat is worth the extra money and hassle of switching.
Why a smart thermostat?
The most driving force is the skyrocketing price of energy in Houston over the past 10 years. Smart thermostats are a proven tool in managing a homes cooling and heating more efficiently as at least 50% of Houston households energy is consumed through heating and cooling systems.
Also, the popularity of smart features found in many of our everyday devices like phones, tablets, watches and TV’s make smart tech very affordable. Say you go on vacation and forget to turn off the AC? With a smart thermostat you can turn it off from across the country via your smart phone connected via the internet.
What is a smart thermostat?
A traditional thermostat controls your heating and cooling system with just a dial or localized buttons. A smart thermostat is completely digital and features remote operation in most cases via a smartphone application.
Smart thermostats also allow you to automatically change the temp based on the time of day and can be changed on the fly remotely using your smart phone, tablet or desktop. Some smart thermostats even learn your cooling or heating habits and automatically learn your patterns and adjust. The money saving part is also an important factor. Smart thermostats also keep track of your energy consumption with real time reports on display, which curbs over usage.
The next step?
In next weeks post we will cover why a smart thermostat is good for your home and the many types of smart thermostats there are available now. For expert help from the best Houston AC Repair company regarding smart thermostats, please visit us next week when we continue on smart thermostats. We’ve been serving the North Harris and South Montgomery County areas since 1980. We strive to have the most educated clients in the business so we inform you on technologies that can save you money.