Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Scottsboro09/23/2015It isn’t far off to say that we’re never far from our smartphones. Whether it is email, checking the latest sports scores or scrolling Twitter, we seem to be as busy as ever. That doesn’t mean that your smartphone can’t be used for simple conveniences like being informed when you require air conditioner service though. Today, there are two types of Wi-Fi thermostats. Connected. These let you control the system from anywhere via Wi-Fi, so if you leave the house and forget to turn down the thermostat you can go into an app and alter the temperature setting. Smart Thermostats. In addition to Wi-Fi capabilities, smart thermostats automatically alter the temperature for you based on whether you’re home or gone. Smart thermostats have been mentioned quite a bit in the last few years, and as technology continues to evolve, they will more than likely become even more common. And why not? They do offer a variety of perks and allow you to have the greatest control over your home’s temperature and environment. Easy adjustments. Smart thermostats don’t just have a clever name, they understand your habits and know when you’re at home and when you’re gone so that you can get the greatest savings you can. Smart thermostats make sure that your comfort is always a high priority, while also working to save you more money. Helpful reminders. Wouldn’t you like to know when it’s time to swap your heating and cooling system’s filter or when it’s time to arrange air conditioner service? Smart thermostats can allow you to do so, meaning you can count on your system to notify you when there is a problem or it’s time for service. Convenient compatibility. Most smart thermostats are designed for easy integration across many different heating and cooling equipment manufacturers so you can choose the ideal one for your needs and budget. Smart thermostats will continue to evolve like most pieces of technology, but they already offer a variety of bonuses that can help increase your comfort, potentially lower your energy bills, and even tell you when you need to arrange for air conditioner service. Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro has a number of thermostats to pick from, so if you have any questions about which one is right for you, give us a call at 256-574-1300 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.