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Get Smart with a New Thermostat this Winter

Are you looking to boost your heating in a simple way? Upgrading your thermostat is the best way to get the most out of your heating system this winter. If you only take one thing away from this article, remember that a thermostat is one of the most important aspects of your heating system. So many homeowners upgrade their heating system throughout their lifetime because they understand that HVAC technology is ever-evolving. But they neglect to spread this mindset to their thermostat. Your thermostat needs to be upgraded too. If you’re thinking of upgrading to a smart thermostat in Freeport, TX, please read more below.

Understanding A Smart Thermostat

Your thermostat has two main jobs: monitoring the temperature in your home and turning on and off your HVAC system according to changes in temperature, programmed settings, or alterations from the manual switch or dial system. To understand the importance of a thermostat, you need to think about your HVAC system as an ecosystem with the thermostat acting as the brain. Your thermostat sets everything else in motion, and if you’re still using a regular digital thermostat or a manual thermostat, you’re not getting the most from your system.

Smart thermostats are the latest innovation in thermostat technology. What makes them so “smart” is their ability to learn your heating and cooling habits over time. So, if you’re someone who commonly leaves for work around 8 a.m. and turns off the thermostat shortly before and arrives home around 6 p.m. and turns on the thermostat shortly after, a smart thermostat will notice this pattern, anticipate it, and adjust itself to meet your needs.

The Benefits

Sure, a smart thermostat sounds great, but why make the switch?

Cost Savings

As we mentioned above, a smart thermostat learns your habits and anticipates your needs. Smart thermostats are so smart that many models even highlight opportunities for you to save money. For example, the popular NEST thermostat displays a green leaf when your thermostat is in range to save the most money possible. A thermostat helps guide you in the right direction because, let’s face it, the vast majority of people don’t know what temperature is best to save energy. While there are definitely ranges (68°F to 70°F), every home is different. A smart thermostat works specifically with your home in mind.

Control It from Anywhere

Ever left home without turning off your heater and have the bitter realization that your system will unnecessarily cycle all day? With a smart thermostat, you’ll never have to worry about this because you can change the temperature of your smart thermostat from anywhere in the world with Wi-Fi, including your smartphone, tablet, or computer.


The best way to improve the efficiency of your HVAC system is through understanding how you use energy in your home. Almost all smart thermostat brands send out an easy to understand monthly report on your energy usage. You can see how much you’ve saved, how much time you spend heating or cooling, and your habits.

If you’re looking to install a smart thermostat in your home, contact Switzerland Air today to schedule an appointment.

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