If you want to adjust the temperature or humidity level in your home, what do you do? Most people walk over to their thermostat and hit a few buttons. This approach has worked well for years, but it is no longer your only option. These days, more and more homeowners are choosing to install smart HVAC systems. Such systems give you closer control over your home’s climate. They allow you to control your home’s climate remotely with your smartphone. Here’s a closer look at these systems and their benefits.
The term “smart HVAC” is a little misleading. When you have a smart HVAC system, you just have a smart thermostat. As long as the furnace, air conditioner, and other HVAC equipment you choose is compatible with a smart thermostat, that equipment itself does not have to be “smart.”
If your HVAC system isn’t more than a couple of years old, it should be compatible with a smart thermostat. Contact local HVAC companies, and arrange to have professionals swap your current thermostat out for a smart thermostat.
Smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi system. You can communicate with the thermostat via an app on your smartphone. Several people in your household can download the app, which gives multiple people control over your home’s climate. You can turn the temperature up or down via the app. You can also adjust your thermostat remotely. For instance, you can turn the temperature up when you leave work so your home is comfortable and warm by the time you arrive.
One key benefit of a smart thermostat is energy savings. Smart thermostats will automatically set up a program of occupied and non-occupied times setting up an algorithm based on your daily activity by using geofencing technology, resulting in saving energy by keeping you more comfortable when you are at home. Most apps also show you your energy use and how it has changed over time, which allows you to make adjustments to your habits as needed.
Smart thermostats can also be good for your air quality. You can improve indoor air quality by monitoring and adjusting your home’s humidity via the app.
By keeping an eye on your smart HVAC app, you will also become aware of potential issues with your HVAC system earlier on when they are easy to fix. You can contact your local company for HVAC repair as soon as you notice something is amiss. Long term, this will reduce your need for emergency HVAC service and save you money on more extensive repairs.
Smart HVAC systems have been around for a few years now, and homeowners who adopt them are often very pleased with the results. Having a smart thermostat installed can help reduce energy use, reduce your need for repairs, and improve your indoor air quality. Contact H & H Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about these systems or to have one installed in your Pennsylvania home.