Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Colfax09/23/2015 People spend a lot of time on their smart phones, whether it’s checking in on work or checking in on friends. In addition to keeping you in touch with work and friends, your smart phone can also keep you connected to your home. Your phone can allow you to control your home’s temperature and find out when it’s time to schedule air conditioner service. It can be difficult to keep up with technology, but currently there are two types of advanced thermostats: Connected. Connected thermostats allow you to control your system using a Wi-Fi connection, so you can use your smart phone whether you're at work or on vacation to manage your thermostat. Smart Thermostats. Smart thermostats have Wi-Fi capabilities, but they can also learn your schedule by knowing where you are. These thermostats can actually sense when you’re away from home and adjust the temperature as needed. There’s been a lot of talk about smart thermostats recently. As with most new technology, they’ll continue to evolve and become more popular and affordable. If you don’t have one, now is a good time to educate yourself about them and all the benefits of using them, namely the ability to closely control the comfort of your home—even when you’re away from home. You’ll also enjoy: Easy adjustments. As they learn your preferences, smart thermostats will make adjustments that will keep you comfortable when you’re home and save you money in the process. Helpful reminders. In our busy lives, it can be hard to remember to plan for HVAC maintenance. Your smart thermostat can remind you to change your HVAC filter and alert you when you need to schedule routine maintenance. Convenient compatibility. You’ll find that most smart thermostats easily integrate with a wide variety of heating and cooling equipment, so many models are most likely compatible with your equipment. Smart thermostats can help you maximize your home comfort levels and give you opportunities to lower your energy bills. Call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning in Colfax at 509-397-3622. We have many thermostats for you to choose from, so you can be confident we’ll have one to match your needs. You can also schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.