Energy prices have been climbing pretty steadily, and it doesn’t look like they are going to come down anytime soon. To cope, homeowners have to make intelligent decisions about everything from how they get to work to the appliances they buy. By upgrading to a smart thermostat, you can make sure your heating and cooling system is one of the more efficient systems in your home.

Programmable thermostats give you the ability to set the temperature according to your typical schedule, and though they are significant upgrades from manual thermostats, smart thermostats offer the latest technology to offer even more convenient and energy-saving options. Here are a few of the smart thermostat features:

  • Touchscreen display – The large, clear screen is not just for aesthetics. It makes it easier than ever to understand what is going on with your system and set it to maximize your savings.
  • Internet connectivity – Smart technology connects the thermostat to the Internet so it can keep up with your equipment maintenance schedules, monitor efficiency, and communicate with you via email and text message.
  • Access from anywhere – Smart thermostats come with a web interface and smartphone application which you can use to keep an eye on your system and settings. You can update or override settings no matter where you are, which is very useful when your schedule changes.
  • Peak rate monitoring – Smart thermostats also help you become more knowledgeable. They monitor the hourly rates your energy provider charges and help you update your settings to use less energy during the more expensive peak rate hours. They can even update the settings automatically and alert you to the changes.
  • Networking – Not only do they communicate with you, but they can also “talk” to other thermostats and the ventilation system to control humidity and remove toxins from your interior air. You stay comfortable and your air stays healthy and clean.

There are additional features that some smart thermostats have, so contact Pipe Works Services to find out about all your options. We can help you assess your needs, choose the best thermostat and walk you through the features and initial settings.

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