If you like to ‘set it and forget it’ when it comes to your West Palm Beach, FL home’s thermostat, you should consider installing a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats automatically adjust your HVAC system to keep your home comfortable at all times. If you’re thinking of installing a smart thermostat, here’s how the device provides such amazing results for your home while saving you on your energy bill.
Connects to Your Existing HVAC System
To understand how smart thermostats work, you should first understand how traditional and digital thermostats operate. A traditional dial thermostat is connected to a metal strip that tells your heat pump or air conditioner to turn on. Once the temperature gets to the desired range, the strip expands and disrupts the electrical circuit, turning the system off. Digital thermostats work in a similar way, except it’s a thermometer turning off the system. While these methods get the job done, they’re not efficient and can cause your energy bill to spike.
Smart thermostats, on the other hand, connect to both your system and your Wi-Fi. This means you can still use the controls of your HVAC system while also having the ability to adjust your home’s temperature on the go. You won’t need to update your HVAC system to have modern capabilities thanks to a smart thermostat’s intelligent connection system.
Adjusts to Your Schedule
Smart thermostats are about more than just controlling your temperature. They can also use sensors to determine when you’re home and adjust energy usage accordingly. For example, if you put motion sensors by the front door, the thermostat knows when you leave. It can lower or raise the target temperature until you return or are on your way home. You won’t have to program or schedule anything.
Because of how a smart thermostat works, it’s far more efficient, cooling or heating your Florida home only when you’re there or when you tell it to. At Den-Air Air Conditioning, we offer a number of home automation products and services to the put convenience at your fingertips. Contact us today at (561) 533-0716 to learn more.