Nowadays, smart thermostats are a necessity for many families. They’ll help your air conditioning and heating run more efficiently and will save you money on heating and cooling costs. However, there are a few things you need to know about your smart device to make sure it works as it should.
Keep Your Thermostat Away From Heat Sources
Your thermostat should not be near direct sunlight. Ideally, it should be placed on an interior wall that is far away from heat sources and drafts. If it is placed close to a heat source, the thermostat will constantly think it’s hot in your home and will keep your air conditioning running more often.
Inspect Your Air Conditioning Unit
Your smart thermostat cannot work properly if the air conditioning unit is dirty. An HVAC technician should inspect your air conditioning unit at least twice a year. We recommend a seasonal maintenance schedule. Have your heating unit inspected in the fall before the temperatures drop drastically, and have your air conditioning inspected in the spring before it gets too hot.
Adjust the Settings
Drastic temperature fluctuations use a lot of energy. Change the settings on your thermostat so that there is one setting for when you’re at the house and one setting for when you’re away.
Use the Sensors
Some smart thermostats have motion detector sensors. These sensors mean that your thermostat will know when you’re home and when you’re away and can set the thermostat accordingly.
Use Voice Technology and Your Mobile Phone
The voice control feature is really convenient. Most smart thermostats are compatible with Amazon Echo or Google Home so you can simply say “Alexa, set the thermostat to 70 degrees.” You can also adjust the temperature with an app on your mobile phone.
To learn more about smart thermostats, contact our team at Mitch Wright Plumbing, Heating & Air today. Give us a call at (662) 269-0851 or visit our website.