Choosing the best smart thermostat

A smart thermostat system not only adds to the value of your home; It also can help you save money on heating and cooling bills. For example, many smart thermostats can learn your schedule and adjust the temperature accordingly. Smart thermostats can also be controlled remotely, so you can turn down the heat when you’re not home and save energy. In addition, smart thermostats can be tied into your smart home system for additional control.

If you’re trying to sell your home, a smart thermostat can be a significant selling point. Who doesn’t want a great return on their investment?

So how does a smart thermostat work?

Basically, smart thermostats use sensors and artificial intelligence to learn your home’s heating and cooling patterns, and you teach it your preferences. From there, it automatically adjusts the temperature when you’re away or asleep. These systems also offer usage reports so that you can monitor costs and identify options to help you save money and energy. Most systems can be expanded with additional temperature sensors to give you a complete assessment of your home’s heating and cooling efficiency.

 

How to Choose The Right Smart Thermostat For Your Home

When choosing a thermostat for your home, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind. First, consider the brand. There are a lot of different brands on the market, and it is vital that you can trust they will be around for the life of your device. Second, think about the features you want. Some thermostats are more feature-rich than others. Once you have decided what’s important to you, consider the thermostat’s practicality and the operation complexity.

Smart Thermostat Brands

Brand reliability is an excellent place to begin your research on which thermostat will work best for you. Here are some questions to answer.
How long has the manufacturer been making these types of devices, and how long do they intend to continue supporting them? You don’t want to discover that after you have purchased your new device, theyill be discontinued or that it is one of the first devices off ofe line.
What do their customer service and warranty plans offer? How the company handles complaints, device failure, and replacement is essential. There should be a number where a person can be reached; anything less than a telephone number is inadequate.

Smart Thermostat Features

Smart thermostats come with a variety of features. By matching the thermostat features to your specific needs, you won’t risk paying too much for functions you don’t need.

  • Basic functions of smart thermostats include
    • The ability for your thermostat to auto-set based on specific conditions.
    • App for remote monitoring and controls
    • Voice assistant integration
  • Some more advanced features include
    • Multi-zone controls
    • Additional temperature and Air Quality Sensors
    • Energy Usage Reports
    • HVAC & Filter Service Reminders
    • Energy Reports & Alerts
    • Emergency Shut Off

Smart Thermostat Specs & Ease Of Use

  • HVAC System Compatibility Not all thermostats are compatible with every HVAC system. You want to identify your heating and cooling unit brands and find out which thermostats will work with what you have before purchasing. Every thermostat manufacturer should have compatibility lists on their product sites.
  • Smart Home Integration System integration is the best way to get the most from your smart thermostat by increasing its “brain power.” When considering which thermostat to purchase, ensure it will communicate with your current hub.
  • Cost Most smart thermostats don’t cost anything beyond the initial purchase price. But be aware that those offered by some monitoring companies, such as Vivint, require a subscription plan to maintain full function.
  • Ease of Use An overly complicated system can lead to product frustration and disappointment. Ensure that all setting controls are easily accessible with no more than two taps.

 

 

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Why You Should Choose HPM To Install Your Smart Thermostat

Although some of these units are DIY-friendly, there are some valid reasons to use us to install your wifi temperature controller.

To use an electrician for the installation to ensure it’s done correctly. Here are a few reasons why:

  1. Avoid voiding your warranty. If an uninsured handyperson installs your smart thermostat unit and something goes wrong, you could void the warranty. We will guarantee that your smart thermostat is correctly installed so that you can take full advantage of the manufacturer’s warranty if anything goes wrong.
  2. Get it done right the first time. A smart thermostat is a complex piece of equipment and requires knowledge of wiring and electrical systems to install correctly and not risk expensive damage to your unit.
  3. Save yourself time and hassle. Having us install your smart thermostat will save you time and hassle in the long run. We take care of installation setup and integration. Also, you can rest assured of having an experienced installer onsite to answer any questions.

Hawkins Property Management llc (dba HPM Electrical Services) is a licensed and insured Maryland Home Improvement Contractor specializing in Property Management and Electrical Repairs and Installations.

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