If you don’t want to waste money by keeping the air conditioning on in your Broussard home while you’re at work, then a smart thermostat may be the solution. Smart thermostats are internet-connected devices that can be controlled remotely. Simply use your laptop or smartphone to connect with your smart thermostat, power it up an hour before you leave work, and you’ll walk into a cool house.

 

The Benefits of Smart Thermostats


If you’ve been wondering whether upgrading to a smart thermostat is the right move for your household, contact the team at Dave Broussard A/C & Heating. Smart thermostats have many benefits in addition to remote access:

 

 

 

    • Energy savings

 

    • Energy consumption monitoring

 

 

    • Maintenance reminders

 

    • Voice control

 

 

Heating and cooling can account for as much as 50 percent of your monthly energy expenditures. Smart thermostats help households save energy by helping ensure that your HVAC systems don’t kick in until a particular time of the day. Some smart thermostats will coordinate with your smartphone’s GPS system so that HVAC systems are activated when you’re a specific distance from your home.

Many smart thermostats also give you the ability to generate real-time energy usage reports so that you can keep an eye on your energy consumption. A few will even analyze the air quality in your home and track allergens and air pollutants. Many smart thermostats respond to voice commands and are compatible with virtual automation systems like Alexa or Google Assistant.

 

How Do Smart Thermostats Work?


Smart thermostats have three basic components: a part that interfaces with your HVAC system, the thermostat control system, and a thermostat app. You download the app onto a laptop or a computer to implement the changes you want to make using the control system. The control system then relays this data directly to your HVAC system. The very newest smart thermostat models are learning-enabled and require very little ongoing input or programming from users.

 

Dave Broussard A/C & Heating has been serving homeowners and business owners throughout the area for over a decade. We provide repairs, maintenance services, and installations on heating and cooling systems. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.