A smart thermostat uses the latest technology to help you stay comfortable, save energy, and prevent unnecessary heating and cooling. But before you make this investment in your Boulder City, Nevada, home, make sure you understand the difference between programmable, zoned, and Wi-Fi thermostats.
A programmable thermostat can change the temperature of your home automatically to help you save energy. You can set it to turn your HVAC system down when your family is asleep or away. Then, program it to return your home to a more comfortable temperature about 30 minutes before you wake up or return home. Some models have separate settings for weekdays and weekends, while others have different options for every day of the week.
If your HVAC system has zoning capabilities, consider adding a zoned thermostat to let you set different areas of your home to different temperatures. This lets more people stay comfortable, and you also won’t have to heat or cool unoccupied areas. You can add this feature if you:
- Have dampers installed in your ductwork to direct airflow
- Use a ductless HVAC system with more than one indoor unit
- Have more than one HVAC system in your home
Many smart thermostats can connect wirelessly to the internet, simplifying temperature control. By downloading an app, you can use your tablet or smartphone to receive regular system updates or make temperature changes while you’re away.
Some Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats can even connect with cameras or motion sensors in your home to learn your routine over time. That way, you can conserve energy and stay comfortable without having to spend time programming thermostats.
Sun Country Heating & Cooling is a Trane Comfort Specialist, and we’re ready to help you find and install the right smart thermostat for your home. For caring and friendly service, call us anytime at 702-534-3375.
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