Through the years most of us have been used to basic programmable thermostats for heating and cooling our homes and offices. We set a temperature, walk away and let the thermostat command the climate at the specified level.
The thermostat also usually keeps working until the whole house or office reaches the desired temperature. If we want or need to change the temperature for any reason, we have to adjust the unit again at its location.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, home heating and cooling accounts for about half of our energy use. That’s a lot. Aside from limiting when and where we can modify temperature, managing interior climate with a standard thermostat can get costly. This becomes particularly true for households that don’t set up programmable thermostats properly.
Wi-Fi Smart Thermostats
If you live or work in Oswego, Yorkville, Naperville, Aurora or Plainfield (IL), Air Dynamics can help you potentially gain more precise and versatile control of your heating and cooling while possibly keeping more energy savings in your pocket.
Wi-Fi smart thermostats allow you to change thermostat settings from your phone, your computer or even your voice using a device such as an Amazon Echo or Alexa. This means you can set your air conditioning for your desired time and temperature so your home is as you like it when you return from wherever you are, even if that’s in another state or country.
Likewise, you can make your house warmer when you wish – a big plus when you’re sitting or lying down and don’t want to get up.
Your smart thermostat also learns your heating and cooling preferences and usage patterns. With this information, it can program itself for optimal run times. Some smart thermostats can even figure out when you’re home or away and how warm or cool you like your house to be throughout the day.
Our favorite smart thermostat, the Ecobee3, comes with wireless sensors for monitoring temperature and occupancy throughout your home. The thermostat uses that data to provide for more even temperatures through the home and use less energy.
Beyond being easy to program, smart thermostats won’t reset or lose information because a battery runs out, as can happen with a standard thermostat. Programming and usage tracking are available through an online portal you establish.
Many of the smart thermostats we’ve installed in our clients’ homes in Oswego, Yorkville, Naperville, Aurora and Plainfield have achieved some fantastic results. Often, we can achieve as little as a one-degree temperature difference between floors.
Yet another benefit of smart thermostats is they can notify you if there’s a problem with your HVAC system. For example, if your heat is set to a level and the thermostat sees the home is not warming up, it will e-mail you.
It can even alert us at Air Dynamics to let us know your system needs attention. Efficient thermostat functioning requires proper airflow and ventilation, and we can ensure all system components are contributing to your comfort and convenience.
Contact Us Today
Call us at (630) 731-1550 to find out more about our smart thermostats for Oswego, Yorkville, Plainfield, Naperville and Aurora. In addition to discussing their benefits further, we can help you determine if having one would be right for your home.