What are Smart Thermostats?
Traditional thermostats only allow homeowners to adjust their indoor temperature from the control panel in their home. Smart thermostats, nevertheless, enable homeowners to do so much more. You can control your indoor atmosphere from anywhere in the world with a smart thermostat. Because thermostat technology has improved tremendously during the last few years, today’s smart thermostat is a tremendous iteration to the previous generation of programmable thermostats. The line of smart thermostats we sell and install at Grove City Heating & Air are tremendous upgrades that pay for themselves quickly.
Smart thermostats and wifi thermostats give homeowners superior control over their indoor climate and indoor air quality. Owning a smart thermostat or Wi-Fi thermostat enables you to adjust the temperature in your home at any time from any location with a smartphone or mobile device.
Smart thermostats also offer you a wide range of innovative features by utilizing motion detectors and innovative software and other amazing features. They enable you to save money on your home heating and air conditioning costs every month and do much more. Because of this, we often recommend homeowners upgrade to one of our low-cost smart thermostat options — such as our Ecobee, Honeywell, or the new Google Nest, or Carrier Infinity.
Benefits Of Thermostat Upgrade
Tracks Your Home’s Energy Consumption & Save You Money
Smart thermostats enable homeowners to track their heating and air conditioning costs while utilizing an array of energy-saving features. Some of the cool options you enjoy will blow you away. For starters, Google awards homeowners who are able to successfully lower their energy usage certain “leaf” badges. These badges go to customers who successfully use their Google Nest Thermostat. Nest provides you with an assortment of user-friendly tips to help you lower your heating and cooling costs and be as energy efficient as possible. Smart thermostats are able to generate monthly energy reports as well to help save money on energy usage. Nest and Ecobee give you easy-to-read monthly reports. If you’d like to know how much heating and cooling costs fluctuate from month to month; you can have the device generate a report highlighting all this and more.
Human Error is Eliminated
Smart thermostats are able to predict your schedule and help you regulate your temperature settings to ensure optimal indoor comfort with optimal heating and cooling efficiency. These amazing devices learn to adjust themselves whenever you’re leaving. They also adjust before you arrive at home. This accommodates a lot of people’s busy schedule and save you time and money. It also eliminates human error. Although most homeowners leave their HVAC system running all day, smart thermostats make this a thing of the past. They help homeowners manage their indoor comfort levels and save you money on heating and air conditioning costs.
Remote Window into The Home
Homeowners who have a smart thermostat installed by Grove City Heating & Air enjoy a 24-hour window into their homes, even when they’re away. Almost all smart thermostats have apps that give them complete access to their house from anywhere in the world with the Internet. If you’re going to be away from home and want to adjust the temperature, this is essential. It’s also essential if you just want to check on the indoor atmosphere from somewhere outside the home. If you have multiple homes or any sort of vacation home or rentals, smart thermostats are a great way to guarantee your HVAC system is running the way you need it to without you having to be there in person.
Smart Thermostats Let You Track Your Energy Usage
A smart WiFi thermostat allows you to track your energy usage using real-time data. With a smart thermostat for the home, you can create a home energy profile that tells you how your energy usage has changed over time, how that may affect your energy costs in the future, and how you can adjust your heating and cooling preferences to decrease energy costs even more.
What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?
Finding the right temperature in your home can be tricky, especially if you’re living with multiple people. Whether you’re on a tight budget or you’re trying to keep your home comfortable year-round and save on heating and/or air conditioning costs, this makes it all the more difficult. Additionally, if you’re online trying to figure out: “What’s the best temperature setting in my home,” don’t fret. Our home comfort experts suggests the following smart thermostat tips:
- Other Times of the Year
- Overall Money-Saving Settings
- Winter Setting to Save on Heating Costs
- Summer Setting to Save on Cooling Costs
3 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
Keeping up on your indoor air quality offers a wide range of benefits. Our air care professionals at Grove City Heating & Air offer the following tips to help homeowners improve their indoor air quality.
Keep Up with Maintenance
Keeping up with seasonal maintenance is essential for all types of home comfort equipment. Because HVAC and IAQ go hand in hand, preventative maintenance is also essential for optimal indoor air quality. Being proactive with your HVAC system enables the equipment to run smoother and do its job much more effectively. Being proactive pays off in the long run. Because of this, we encourage homeowners to pay the minor costs of maintenance now in order to avoid the far more expensive costs of emergency repairs and premature HVAC replacement down the road. You also avoid all sorts of air quality problems.
Install an Air Purifier
Investing in an air purifier from Grove City Heating & Air is a very cost-effective way to improve your indoor air quality. Air purifiers help keep your home heating and cooling systems operating at their best by removing dirt, dust, mold spores, pet dander, pollen, and other types of household pollution. This helps make your air filters last longer and also helps minimize the strain and stress caused by poor airflow and dirty air filters. Air purifiers also help kill bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. They remove strange odors and other harsh chemicals from the air supply in the home.
Invest in Better Air Filters
Replacing your air filters on a regular basis is essential. If you own a home in today’s world, you understand how necessary this is. Nevertheless, what homeowners don’t realize is that the standard air filter, the one-inch-thick fiberglass air filter in most HVAC systems, doesn’t actually do anything to clean the air or improve your overall indoor air quality. This type of air filter is only designed to protect your HVAC system and all its related equipment. If you only have the standard HVAC filter in place, investing in a better air filter should go a long way to improve your overall indoor air quality. If you have something compromising your indoor air quality, you should think about upgrading your air filter, possibly even getting a new HEPA filter, soon.