Homeowners in Mount Zion, Illinois, have found that smart thermostats give them additional control over their home’s heating and cooling. These types of thermostats let you adjust the temperature via a control panel, and you can even control the temperature without physically being in your residence. Here are three benefits that you might not know existed with a smart thermostat.

Compatible With Other Smart Devices

One way you can make the most of your smart thermostat is to connect it to a virtual assistant such as Siri or Alexa. That way you can program the thermostat with voice command for additional convenience. If you have a Nexia system, your thermostat can partner with other smart devices to create an entire home automation system.

Handheld Remote Controls

Some smart thermostats can operate via a remote control device. They can connect to your Wi-Fi, so you can control them from your phone, laptop, or tablet. So even when you’re away from your house you can program the thermostat. Maybe you are out of town on a business trip and forgot to change your HVAC settings. With the remote control option, you can turn down your heat while you’re away.

Smartphone Alerts

Setting up your smart thermostat to your cell phone can provide you with instant alerts if there are temperature fluctuations in your home that you didn’t approve of. Maybe someone left a door open accidentally or a tripped power breaker. An alert will let you know you need to look into the issue right away. Also, you can set up maintenance reminders for your HVAC system. Such reminders will indicate when it’s time to change your air filter or schedule a service visit.

According to Energy Star, you can as much as $180 annually on your heating and cooling bills if you use a smart thermostat. There are many benefits available in addition to saving you money. If you’re interested in learning more about heating and air conditioning services available to you, contact Tica, Inc. Heating & Cooling at (217) 635-2230 today.

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