Smart Thermostats & Thermostat Services in Springfield, OH
The HVAC industry is one that is ever-improving. Even modern smart thermostat’s and Wi-Fi Thermostats have come a long way; it’s no different than any other technology available on the market. Smart thermostats offer homeowners amazing solutions that essentially pay for themselves. The small cost to have one of our thermostat experts at Springfield Heating & Cooling install one is well worth it. Upgrading to one of our smart HVAC products is an affordable solution that will alleviate a lot of inefficiencies and inconveniences. They can actually save you money and help you to improve your home’s indoor air quality.
In addition to saving money on heating and air conditioning, the smart thermostats we sell and install at discounted rates can help you monitor your home’s air quality and automate tedious things you would normally have to do manually over and over again. Our thermostats are user friendly and smart-home compatible. They are very tech-savvy investments that save you money. Smart thermostats are easy to install and they also help lower your heating and air conditioning costs. They help you monitor and control your home’s ventilation, air purity your air and improve levels of relative humidity. If any of this sounds interesting to you, give us a call so we can get your home upgraded today!
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Invest in a smart thermostat and gain back your time while saving money. Smart thermostats make life easier by allowing you to create automated temperature settings based on daily routine, needs, and weather conditions — all of which can help you reduce heating and cooling costs up to 50%. Get the best deals on thermostat upgrades with Springfield Heating & Cooling so that the next season’s utilities bills don’t hit too hard!
What is a Smart Thermostat?
Smart thermostats are affordably user-friendly thermostats that can be used with home automation systems. They are responsible for controlling your home’s heating, ventilation, and air conditioning in addition to helping with indoor air quality. Smart thermostats perform similar functions as a Programmable thermostat but better as they enable the user to control the temperature of their home throughout the day using a schedule, and make changes remotely via smartphone. Not only that, they also contain additional features, like home sensors and WiFi connectivity, that improve upon the issues homeowners had with programmable thermostats.
New studies have demonstrated that households with programmable thermostats actually have higher energy consumption rates overall compared to those with simple thermostats because residents program them incorrectly or disable them completely. Therefore, we suggest upgrading to our low cost options such as our Honeywell (T6, T10), Ecobee, Google Nest, or Carrier Infinity.
4 Benefits of Thermostat Upgrade
In most residences, heating and cooling account for around half of the total energy consumption. With this in mind, the makers of these modern smart home devices have developed smart thermostats that offer better temperature control and easier automation over a home’s indoor climate, air quality and temperature — control that saves homeowners a lot of money on their heating and cooling costs.
Smart thermostat’s, because of their Wi-Fi connection, allows a lot more than mere temperature automation. There is a long list of benefits for having one of these affordable and smart home devices installed in your home. Springfield Heating & Cooling’s home comfort experts list several smart thermostat benefits below:
Manage the temperature remotely and program with ease
Whether you decide to come home from work early, you’re in a different room and wanting it a bit warmer, or you are heading home from vacation — whenever you have your mobile device or smartphone handy, you also have control over your thermostat and indoor atmosphere! Thanks to their amazing designs, user-friendly screens and highly-rated companion applications, our best smart thermostats are all very easy to use. If you’ve had a hard time with programmable thermostats in the past, you’ll love this new generation of smart thermostats.
Monitor your home remotely
Having a new smart thermostat from Springfield Heating & Cooling offers you a window into your home while you’re away. You can check the companion app while you’re away from home to see if your heat is still running, and see what temperature it’s set at. If you own a second home, your smart thermostat provides you with an excellent way to confirm that everything is running smoothly while you’re gone.
Take the human error out of the equation
Smart thermostats are revolutionizing the way we stay comfortable and save money. They take the human error component out of the equation. For instance, the Nest Learning Thermostat easily helps you adjust your indoor temperature preferences as you come and go, This means you won’t have any more wasted energy or cash due to heating an empty home!
Save and track energy
One of the biggest advantages of having Springfield Heating & Cooling install a new smart thermostat, as we have explained previously, is the money savings you get to enjoy on home heating and air conditioning. It does this by nudging you towards energy-saving settings in a wide variety of ways. Depending on your current preferences and habits, letting your smart thermostat manage your indoor climate automatically saves you money.
The Nest Learning Thermostat encourages energy-saving options by awarding “Leaf” badges and offering easy tips in the monthly energy reports for even bigger energy savings.
General Thermostat FAQ
Is a smart thermostat better than a programmable thermostat?
Most experts agree that the new wifi thermostats and smart thermostats we offer at Springfield Heating & Cooling go above and beyond what a programmable thermostats are able to offer. Smart thermostats are more intuitive, or “smart,” when it comes to managing your indoor heating and air conditioning. Smart thermostats also learn your behavior, following the temperature adjustments you make and they can start making those changes on their own to help you out.
What do I need to know about smart thermostats?
Smart thermostats use motion sensors, software and other controls to regulate your heating and air conditioning systems. Working in conjunction with your HVAC system, they help you to optimize your home comfort and energy savings. For some homeowners, they often sound a lot more complicated than they actually are. If you have a smartphone, you won’t have any problems using your smart thermostat. You’ll have the ability to control your home’s temperature, even when you are away by connecting to your WiFi and using the free app that comes with the thermostat.
How long do smart thermostats last?
Smart thermostats installed by Springfield Heating & Cooling last for many years. They’re designed to be very energy efficient and they can save you up to 20% on your overall energy costs. With regular maintenance, they can provide reliable heating and air conditioning performance for a long period of time. Properly installed models should last at least five years or more before needing to be replaced. The newer smart thermostats we sell, like the Nest and Ecobee, are made to last a long time.
What Temperature Should I Set My Thermostat?
During the wintertime
Sometimes it takes a bit of trial and error to find that “sweet spot” temperature in a home during the wintertime, regardless of whether you are more interested in comfort or money savings. A general rule of thumb for an energy-saving setting during the winter is to set the thermostat at 68° F. For additional comfort, you might take it up one or two degrees at a time slowly. Give it an hour each time to adjust. Remember to try to dress in warm clothing indoors for savings. And if you’re able to take it lower, turn the temperature down 1 or 2 degrees at a time in the same manner.
During the summertime
Some people want it very cool during the summer. Others don’t mind a little heat. In any case, nothing beats the relief of a cool air inside a nice humidity-controlled home during those especially hot days of summer here in Greater Springfield. To find your happy zone, try setting your air conditioner’s thermostat at 78° F for a good mixture of comfort and energy conservation. From there you can adjust it as necessary to find that perfect temperature zone. Remember to take it down slowly and give it an hour or two to cool off.
Other times of the year
While a programmable thermostat that can automatically adjust the temperature for comfort when you are home or awake, a smart thermostat is an even better investment. Some of these models of smart thermostats will also “learn” your patterns and automatically adjust to help maintain both comfort and energy savings. Plus, Wi-Fi® thermostats give you even more flexibility with comfort control from your smartphone, laptop or tablet. Our Wi-Fi thermostats must be connected to Wi-Fi for remote connectivity. You need an iOS® or Android® mobile device to use our app.
Money saving settings
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a homeowner can save up to 10 percent on heating and cooling costs every year by setting the thermostat back 7 to 10 degrees from the normal level for a mere eight hours a day. With this in mind, at nighttime when you’re sleeping and/or during the day while you’re away at work or school, save yourself some money and make the necessary adjustments. Remember, a smart thermostat can automate this and make it a lot easier.