4 Tips for Choosing a Smart Thermostat

You’ve got a smartphone and maybe even a smart car so why not upgrade to a smart thermostat? As technology continues to advance before our eyes these devices make our lives a heck of a lot easier all while saving us a few bucks on energy bills. So, if you’re ready to take the next step, read the tips below for selecting the right smart thermostat for your home:
 

  1. Do they work for both heating and cooling? Most models on the market have both heating and cooling capabilities which is vital in most of our homes. Just be sure to read the packaging for any sort of exceptions.

  2. Some thermostats have remote access features. What does this mean? It means you can control your thermostat from down the block or out of town. These models offer greater control of your HVAC system and can drastically lower your home’s energy usage.

  3. Don’t want to spend the extra money on a thermostat with remote access? Sure, there are models without it that cost less but keep in mind that they are not quite as accurate or site-specific as units with multiple sensors.

  4. Most models come with a clear screen and are equipped with intuitive controls. These features will help you avoid making energy-wasting mistakes and large, backlit displays make them easier to read and program in the dark.

Want to learn more about smart thermostat options? Contact the expert HVAC technicians at Uptown today! We’ve been providing quality home service solutions for over 100 years, since 1914, so you know you’re working with experienced professionals.

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