Thermostats are built to last and chances are yours has been doing the job reliably for many years. But even if there’s nothing wrong with it, you might want to consider an upgrade to a more modern version, especially if your current one is more than ten years old. Technology has advanced with thermostats just like everything else, and modern thermostats offer features that you wouldn’t have believed possible just a few years ago. That’s a big deal here in Austin, TX, where the heat and humidity can be overwhelming at times. Here’s a brief list of three of the most exciting thermostat features:
1. Learning Features
New thermostats come equipped with “smart” programming that allow them to analyze the heating and cooling habits in a home and automatically adjust the system to match them. That means you no longer have to worry about programming and reprogramming your thermostat. It also saves you money in improved efficiency and can still be altered when you need it to. The same programming can also remind you when you need to schedule a maintenance session, and monitor the internal circuits for signs of trouble.
2. Remote Activation
With more and more of our lives being run through our phones these days, it’s only natural that your thermostat should go the same way. New models tap into your house’s Wi-Fi signal to give you access from any corner of the globe: letting you program it or turn it on or off no matter where you are.
3. Environmental Monitoring
The weather is always changing and so too are the conditions in your home. Modern thermostats have the tools to deal with that: measuring outside conditions as well as factors like humidity inside your home and adjusting your indoor temperature to match.
iNtelligent Air Services can install and repair thermostats throughout the Austin area, so call us today!