You’ve probably heard some of the hype about smart thermostats. Could such a small device really make that big of a difference in your life? For anyone still on the fence, here are the top three reasons you should switch to a smart thermostat in your Leesburg, FL, home.

Energy Savings

The top reason many people switch to a smart thermostat is to save money. These devices have several built-in features that make it easier than ever for homeowners to cut back on their energy usage. These include eco or vacation modes, the ability to program different temperatures for different times, and learning capabilities. After a few weeks, some thermostats will even learn your schedule and start making automatic adjustments throughout the day based on your past habits.

Helpful Reminders

Many smart thermostats provide diagnostic information and reminders. They can let you know when it’s time to change your air filter and when it’s time for a tune-up. Some will even notify both you and your HVAC contractor when there is a problem with your system. Your new smart thermostat can also help you monitor your energy consumption and may offer money-saving tips.

Compatible with Other Smart Devices

One of the benefits of installing a smart thermostat is its compatibility with other smart devices, such as your tablet and smartphone. You can connect your smart thermostat to your smartphone so you can adjust your thermostat from anywhere using an app. Installing a smart thermostat takes the hassle out of having to manually change the temperature on your thermostat.

Remote Access

With a manual thermostat, you have to be physically present in your home to make any changes to the temperature. If you forget to dial the temperature back before you leave the house, you’re out of luck. With a smart thermostat, however, you can make the change remotely from anywhere you have internet access. This is especially helpful on days when your plans change at the last minute, when you’re running behind, or when your normal heating and cooling schedule won’t work.

To start reaping these benefits as soon as possible, give DeSantis Appliances & AC Service Inc a call at (352) 414-2328. Our expert technicians are ready to install your new smart thermostat as well as any other heating, AC, or indoor air quality components you might need.

Originally published in October 2018, updated in May 2020

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