In today’s age of rapid technological advancement, homeowners are constantly on the lookout for ways to upgrade their homes for better efficiency, convenience, and control. One such upgrade is the smart thermostat, which offers better control over your HVAC system, energy savings, and a more comfortable home. But like many popular or trendy technologies, there are myths and misconceptions surrounding smart thermostats. Let’s debunk some of these myths and shed light on how homeowners throughout South Jersey are using them in their homes.
Myth: Smart Thermostats Don’t Work or Aren’t Compatible with Older Systems
One of the most common myths surrounding smart thermostats is that they don’t work because they can’t be connected to older or more complicated HVAC systems.
The truth is that many smart thermostats on the market are actually designed to work with a wide variety of different heating and cooling systems. At Bovio Rubino Service, we have installed smart thermostats from ecobee® and Carrier in homes of all shapes and sizes throughout Voorhees, Sicklerville, Cherry Hill, and the rest of South Jersey. Manufacturers understand the need for broad compatibility and have designed their products accordingly. With the right guidance and installation, homeowners with older systems can also enjoy the benefits of smart thermostats, too!
Myth: Smart Thermostats Don’t Work Efficiently
Another misconception is that smart thermostats don’t operate efficiently because they are constantly making unnecessary adjustments, leading to energy waste and wear and tear on the HVAC system. In reality, these devices are designed with automatic efficiency at their core. Using advanced algorithms and sensors, they learn and adjust over time, making adjustments only when necessary.
Smart thermostats often take the following into account when determining the most efficient way to keep your home comfortable:
- The type and size of your heating system
- The type and size of your air conditioner or heat pump
- The size of your home
- Your own personal comfort preferences and habits
Instead of constantly turning systems on and off, they make subtle changes to ensure consistent temperatures, reducing the strain on your HVAC system and leading to energy savings.
Control Your Home Temperature from Anywhere
Beyond basic temperature control, smart thermostats also offer increased connectivity and flexibility. Imagine being able to turn your heating system down to 60º from the car as you leave for the family ski trip. Then, imagine turning it up to a cozy 74º a couple of days later on the drive home, so it is nice and warm when you arrive. Smart thermostats offer secure control over your home temperatures, anywhere you can get a cell phone signal.
How to Use a Smart Thermostat Efficiently
Each make and model of smart thermostat will vary, but for most smart thermostats, the most efficient way to use a smart thermostat is to set it and forget it. Allow your thermostat to use its automatic or “eco” setting, and simply adjust your thermostat temperature to your liking as you go about your day. When properly installed and set up, a smart thermostat will reduce energy usage over time by learning from your preferences.
Call Bovio Rubino Service for Smart Thermostat Installation
If you’re considering making the switch to a smart thermostat or have questions about your home’s heating and cooling needs, Bovio Rubino Service is here to help. As the whole-house heating, cooling, plumbing, electrical, and indoor air quality experts in South Jersey, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch work and customer service.
With our team, there’s no sales pressure and no double talk. We install smart thermostats as well as a range of energy-efficient home comfort systems tailored to your needs. Reach out to us today and take the first step towards a smarter, more comfortable home with our family-owned business!