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5 Things You Didn’t Know a Thermostat Could Do

If the thermostat in your Hoover, Alabama, home looks like a throwback to a previous century, you may not be aware of what newer thermostats can do these days. Upgrading to a smart thermostat won’t just save you money, it will also give you the ability to do things you never thought possible.

Access Your Thermostat From Anywhere

Some smart thermostats can be accessed by a mobile app on your smart phone. Others, like the Evolution Connex from Bryant, only need Internet access. Log in from work or while you’re out running errands, and you can turn the air up, down, or off depending on what the weather is doing.

Create Energy Reports

It’s one thing to think that making a small change to your thermostat settings will save energy. It’s another thing to get a report showing you how much energy is being used. These reports are designed to help you use your HVAC unit efficiently and save on your energy bill each month.

Get the Weather

When you’re programming your thermostat, it’s good to know how the temperature will fluctuate throughout the day or week. The Evolution Connex and Housewise Wi-Fi thermostats both give you access to a weather forecast that you can view while you’re setting your system.

Helpful Reminders

Did you change the filter last month, or was it the month before? Don’t worry, the Housewise Wi-Fi thermostat will send you a reminder when it’s time to change your air filter. You’ll also receive a reminder when it’s time to schedule maintenance service.

Programming Based on Your Life

At different times of the day, your home needs more or less cooling. With lifestyle-based programming, like what the Housewise thermostat offers, you can program your system for seven days at a time based on when you’re at home, away, awake, and asleep, or you can use vacation programming when you’re gone for a few days.

If your thermostat can’t do any of these things, it may be time to upgrade what you have for smarter technology. One Source Heating & Cooling can help you find the right thermostat. Call us today at (205) 509-1929 to schedule an appointment.

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