HVAC technology and heating and A/C products are constantly changing. Most manual dial thermostats have been upgraded and replaced with programmable models. Smart thermostats are quickly becoming the desired option for homeowners, but consumers may have a hard time becoming familiar with the latest technology advances in thermostats.
Thermostat technology improvements focus on improving energy efficiency and enhancing the user-friendliness of the thermostat.
If you are interested in a smart thermostat, or would like to know more about their features, effectiveness, and the options available, we have put together a list of the most commonly asked questions.
What is a smart thermostat?
Smart thermostats, wireless thermostats, Wi-Fi thermostats, or branded name smart thermostats are terms that are often interchanged. These advanced thermostats are the best option for heating and cooling energy efficiency in your home.
Programmable thermostats let the user schedule temperature change times based on your family’s needs. Smart thermostats will learn your household’s habits, schedules, and preferences overtime to set energy-smart temperatures and schedules to deliver your desired comfort in the most energy-efficient way possible.
Smart thermostats have many great features that will vary depending on the model you choose. The most desirable features include:
Replacing Your Old Thermostat
Now that you want to upgrade your home’s thermostat to a smart thermostat, what do you do with your old thermostat? Your old thermostat cannot be just thrown away with your regular trash. Many thermostats contain mercury, which is highly toxic if ingested in any way. If your home uses a manual thermostat, there is a high chance that it contains mercury.
Mercury must be properly disposed of. Many HVAC contractors across the company use the Thermostat Recycling Corporation to recycle old, mercury-containing thermostats. Over two million mercury thermostats have been safely collected and recycled through this initiative.
Let Us Help With Your Smart Thermostat Installation
Let us help you research your smart thermostat purchase and decide on a model that is the right choice for your home. Once installed, our certified technicians can assist you with configuration to get your home as energy-efficient as possible.
No Need to Look Any Further for a Smart Thermostats Contractor
AirPro Houston is known for our experience in designing HVAC systems to meet the tough demands of a South Texas summer. Our four decades of experience as a seasoned AC contractor provide you with the skill and expertise to assist you in selecting the right system to deliver comfort to your family.
We have financing options available with great options with up to 72-month terms with approved credit. Call us today and let us partner with you as you determine if a new Smart Thermostats is right for your home.