Smart thermostats allow homeowners to take more control of their Palm Springs, CA home’s HVAC system. While these systems provide a number of benefits, it’s important that you know how to get the most out of your smart thermostat so that you can maximize those benefits.
Take Note of Placement
Your thermostat’s location can make a significant difference to when, how long, how often, and how intensely your HVAC system operates. Make sure that your thermostat isn’t placed near a window or an appliance that generates heat, such as your stove so that the thermostat receives accurate temperature readings.
Set Up Voice Control
If you have a device like Amazon’s Alexa or a Google Assistant, you can connect it to the same Wi-Fi network as your smart thermostat and control it with your voice. If your current temperature settings are no longer doing it for you, you can change them with a word and no longer have to worry about manually adjusting the thermostat.
Adjust Thermostat Settings Remotely
Since you can control your smart thermostat from your phone or mobile device, you can also adjust the temperature when no one is home. Shortly before you and your family return home, set the temperature at a level that’s comfortable for you.
The ability to control your HVAC system remotely not only helps to ensure that your home will be comfortable, but it can also help you keep operating costs in check. For example, you could change your thermostat settings from out of town if you forgot to do so before you left.
Smart thermostats are powerful tools that put you in more control of your home’s comfort and efficiency. If you’re interested in a smart thermostat for your home, contact Vic’s Air Conditioning today to find out about our HVAC services.
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