Smart Thermostat Guide

Technology Talk: Smart Thermostat Guide

Thermostat technology has come a long way. Today, thermostats give users so many options from programming to smart devices compatibility which gives you the option to effortlessly control comfort throughout a space. Smart thermostat installation in your home helps create the ultimate smart home, with precision control over indoor comfort and energy consumption.

Continue reading to learn more about smart thermostats, their installation & why they could be the right fit for you or your job!

What is a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats work to control home heating and cooling (and sometimes indoor air quality conditions, depending on a model’s features). They can be used with home automation systems, they are internet connected, and can be accessed through devices such as smartphones.

Smart thermostat installation goes above and beyond the capabilities of a standard programmable thermostat.

  • Smart programming: Instead of programming temperature schedules like on a programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat will learn the behaviors of your household to automatically set and adjust temperatures based on occupancy, conditions, and preferences.
  • Remote connectivity: Smart thermostats can be remotely adjusted via smartphone or web app. This makes it simple for you to better conserve energy while you’re away from home.
  • Energy reporting: Smart thermostat installation allows data to be collected about your home’s energy consumption. You can access this data through the app and see how much your heating and cooling is costing you and adjusts your settings to maximize savings.

Options for Smart Thermostat Installation

Smart thermostat installation is the latest wave of thermostat technology. Many HVAC manufacturer brands have brought smart thermostat technology to their product lines, producing many options for homeowners in the market to upgrade to this home technology. Brands such as Honeywell, Johnson Controls and many other Tower vendors produce smart thermostats with a range of features. Contact one of our specialist today to get help finding the right thermostat for you.

Cost of a Smart Thermostat Installation

The cost of the thermostat itself and labor costs for smart thermostat installation make up the total price you’ll pay when working with an HVAC contractor. Smart thermostats do cost more than programmable thermostats typically – expect to pay $200 or more for your smart thermostat. Smart thermostat installation can range in cost too, based on the type of HVAC system and components you have. Smart thermostat installation labor may run approximately $100 to $250.

Can I Do Smart Thermostat Installation Myself?

Many guides are available for installing a smart thermostat installation yourself, but it isn’t always the best option. Installing the thermostat requires checking compatibility, making electrical connections, and setting up connected components. If you are comfortable performing smart thermostat installation yourself, your thermostat manufacturer likely includes a guide for doing so. In some cases, video tutorials are available to show you exactly what to do.

Need help deciding on the best thermostat for you or your job? Contact Tower Equipment Company today! Our professionals will help you find the best fit for you!

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