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Smart Thermostats: A Simple Way to Boost Your AC This Summer

studio-shot-of-modern-thermostatWe’re right at the peak of summer now in Lake Jackson. We’ve experienced high heat, humid weather, and long summer nights so far. Ideally, you’d be grateful for your air conditioner at a time like this. If everything is running as it should, your air conditioner should be your saving grace this season.

Let’s say that your reality is a little less than this right now, though. You don’t think the problems you’re having are big enough to call for a repair service, but you know something is a little less than satisfactory. It’s time to call our professionals.

Wipe the sweat from your brow—we’re not suggesting an expensive overhaul! There is one simple way that you can boost your air conditioning system. Keep reading below to find out how…

The Wonders of Smart Thermostats

You’ve probably heard of smart thermostats before and even if you haven’t, you’re probably familiar with the “smart” concept. There are many smart devices available to you now. You can access the internet from a smart TV, read texts from your smartwatch, draw on a smart tablet, and do just about anything with your smartphone—chances are that you’re probably reading this article on one!

Smart thermostats run along these same lines. A smart thermostat does everything that your standard thermostat does. It monitors the temperature of your home and triggers your HVAC temperature to turn on or off according to your temperature settings. A thermostat like this goes beyond the expected with its “smart” capabilities. Smart thermostats are great because of these following features:

  • They Learn What You Like: Smart thermostats are able to “learn” how to heat and cool your home. Let’s say that you come home from work every day around 5:45 p.m. and turn on your air conditioner. A smart thermostat will pick up on this after a few weeks of being installed in your home and anticipate your needs. Your air conditioner will kick on shortly before you arrive home so that you can walk into a perfectly cooled space.
  • They’re Adaptable: You might have read everything in the bullet point above and thought to yourself, “But I can do that with my current thermostat.” It’s true, programmable thermostats allow you to schedule your air conditioning around your day, but they don’t account for variation. Let’s say that you don’t come home around your typical time and you’ve already programmed your thermostat to kick on around 5:30 p.m., your air conditioner will run for as long as you’re gone and waste energy! A smart thermostat has remote Wi-Fi capabilities. This means you can control your thermostat from your phone, tablet, or computer (almost) anywhere in the world.
  • They Promote Energy Efficient Practices: The best thing about a smart thermostat is that it works for you. Most smart thermostat brands available today prompt you to run your HVAC system at energy-efficient temperatures and for efficient durations of time. You can learn a lot about your HVAC system and save money in the process with one of these units.

Looking for a smart thermostat in Lake Jackson, TX? Contact Switzerland Air to schedule an appointment to upgrade your thermostat today.

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