Are you still using a dial thermostat? Maybe you are, and you’re convinced that it doesn’t need to get any more complicated than that.
In some ways, you may be right.
Why should HVAC be any more complicated than turning a dial to your desired temperature, and then getting that desired temperature? What if you didn’t have to take so many trips to the thermostat? With a programmable thermostat you can set a heating and cooling schedule so that you don’t need to take near as many trips. However, a smart thermostat does you one better. A smart thermostat allows your thermostat to be controlled from your smartphone or other smart device so that you don’t have to go to the wall unit ever again if you really don’t want to, except of course to change the battery! Televisions have had remotes for some time, so why not have something similar for your thermostat? Of course, smart thermostats do much more than that. Tired of people changing the setting on the thermostat behind your back? No problem. With a smart thermostat, you can set a code that only you know, so that you will be the only one to control it. I know you had to have forgotten to turn off the air conditioning before leaving for work at least a few times, right? Well, with the smart thermostat you can turn off the air conditioning from the comfort of your work office, even if it’s miles away from home; even if it’s any distance from home! Convenience is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to all of the things you get out of a smart thermostat!