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4 Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat This Spring

March 25, 2017

If you’re a tech guru, you’re always looking for the next new gadget to make life a bit easier. From smart sprinklers to lights that turn on automatically, having an automated house definitely makes life easier. However, many people often overlook their HVAC system in this regard. Unlike traditional thermostats, a smart thermostat not only controls fans and temperature in your Atlantic Beach, Florida, home, but it learns your habits and adapts to provide the perfect comfort year-round. If you’ve never considered a smart thermostat, here are a few reasons to upgrade to one this spring.

Control from Anywhere

One of the best perks of owning a smart thermostat is that many of the latest generations have built-in Wi-Fi components. Because the thermostat is always connected to the web, you can use your smartphone, tablet, or other device to change the temperature from anywhere in the world, provided you have an internet connection. If you forget to turn the air off during your summer vacation, it doesn’t matter. All you have to do is use a handy app or a website to see what the temperature is and change it accordingly.


Because the heat near Atlantic Beach can become downright oppressive during spring and into summer, you don’t want to waste money and cool air just because of a faulty thermostat. Fortunately, smart thermostats provide several ways to cut your energy bill, even when you aren’t being as diligent as possible.

Zoning is one particularly awesome function of a smart thermostat. This allows you to turn the air off to rooms in your home that you aren’t currently occupying or that you use infrequently. Not only does this save energy, but it concentrates the conditioned air to where you need it most, leaving you more comfortable in the process.

Upgrade from Poor Alternatives

Just 20 years ago, a mercury-based thermostat was the industry standard for residential construction. While they’re functional, they don’t allow a robust approach to comfort, offering only heating and cooling options while being wholly inaccurate.

About a decade ago, the programmable thermostat, also known as a digital thermostat, made its entrance into commercial and residential buildings. A massive upgrade from the mercury thermostat, the programmable version had improved functionality, allowing users to set temperatures based on the time of day, and minimizing energy use in the process.

While the mercury thermostat and the programmable thermostat are both decent choices, the smart thermostat turned the HVAC world upside down. Not only does it have pinpoint accuracy, but it also learns from your temperature choices. There’s no need to set programs or constantly monitor temperature. Instead, the smart thermostat takes all the guesswork and hassle out of home heating and cooling.

Get Reminders, Updates, and Reports

Whether you’re busy or just absent-minded, basic HVAC upkeep isn’t always easy to remember. Thankfully, the smart thermostat reminds you. Furnace filters need replacement every 30 to 90 days, and a smart thermostat senses when that time is near. It then gives you a friendly reminder that it’s time for a filter replacement. Not only does this lessen the workload on your HVAC system, but it also helps improve indoor air quality.

Another interesting feature of a smart thermostat is that it sends you updates when something’s awry with the temperature that’s typically chosen for a certain time of day. For example, if temperatures soar during the day unexpectedly, you’ll get a message that alerts you about the situation so you can change the temperature accordingly.

To add to the energy-saving aspect of smart thermostats, the device sends you monthly reports to show you the energy usage in your home. Once you have a visual grasp of your spending, you can adjust it to cut your costs.

With so many stellar reasons to upgrade to a smart thermostat this spring, there’s no reason to wait any longer. All you need is a professional to install the device for you. That’s when you should call us at Ocean State Air Conditioning & Heating. Our number is (904) 574-5619.

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