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The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

smart-thermostatsThermostats have been an indispensable part of our households for decades, and most homes have one parked along the wall at some convenient spot. Because they have few moving parts and rarely wear out, they last for a good long time, which helps make them such good investment. If you’ve had a thermostat in your home for longer than 10 years, congratulations for making such good use of your money. (The one exception is non-digital thermostats with a mercury switch, Mercury is dangerous and if you still have such a thermostat in your house, you should get it replaced immediately.)

Barring that, there’s one good reason to replace an older air conditioner. Recent advances in the technology have enabled some incredible features for new thermostats, and replacing yours can bring some significant benefits to your system. We’ve spelled out some of the more exciting ones below.

Remote Control

Some types of thermostat have remote controls that let you access them from anywhere in the house (preventing you from having to get up in the middle of the night to make adjustments to the temperature). Modern thermostats can take that one step further: giving you access to the thermostat from anywhere in the world. Access to your home’s WiFi signal, combined with an app on your phone, means you can turn the system on and off, program it, or whatever else you might like, all with just the touch of a button.

Smart Programming

Smart programming can entail a number of things, most of which are designed to help your air conditioner function more effectively and with greater options than before. For instance, it can analyze your cooling habits and make small changes to cut down on the cost or adjust your temperatures to account for local conditions like increased humidity around your home.

To replace your thermostat in the Bandera, TX area, call the pros at D’Spain Sales & Service, Inc.

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