Smart Thermostats: Learn How They Work and Reap the Benefits

There are a number of ways to lower energy costs and improve home comfort, and right up there is the smart programmable thermostat. Building on an already excellent device–the programmable thermostat–the smart thermostat can provides unprecedented control in your San Antonio-area home. Here’s a look at how these thermostats can benefit you and your family.

Programmable thermostats proved to be a revolution

When programmable thermostats were introduced, they were lauded as a revolution in the field of home-comfort systems. Homeowners were no longer tethered to their thermostats. These new devices allowed homeowners to program their cooling and heating equipment for days and weeks at a time. In the summer, for example, homeowners could set their thermostats to automatically go up when they left work for the day and go down again shortly before they came home. The programmable thermostat allowed homeowners to rein in their cooling and heating costs with very little thought or effort.

Smart thermostats are an evolution

You might be under the impression that control simply doesn’t get any better than a programmable thermostat. But you would be wrong. Smart thermostats provide all the features you’ve come to expect, plus the sophisticated benefit of remote connectivity.

Ever been away from home longer than expected, knowing that your equipment would end up switching on too soon? With the ability to access your smart thermostat via an Internet connection, that fear is in the past.You can connect to your systems via a laptop, smart phone or laptop. Remote connectivity also allows your thermostat to alert you wherever you are if a problem develops with one of your home-comfort systems. Most smart programmable thermostats also offer:

  • An easy-to-use touchscreen display.
  • Weather-on-demand, which shows you the forecast for days at a time.
  • Compatibility with zoning systems.

Convinced that a smart thermostat is the way to go? Give the experts at Beyer Boys a call. We can answer all of your questions and give you a thorough briefing on all that these handy devices offer. We’ve been serving homeowners in San Antonio and the surrounding area since 1990.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in the greater San Antonio, Texas area about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).