Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Scottsboro09/23/2015 If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time on your smart phone, whether it’s checking in on work or checking in on friends. Your personal smart phone can also keep you connected to your home. Your phone can allow you to control your home’s temperature and find out when it’s time to schedule air conditioner service. Technology can be hard to keep up with, but currently there are two types of advanced thermostats: Connected. Connected thermostats give you the ability to control your system using a Wi-Fi connection, allowing you to use your smart phone from work or even vacation to manage your thermostat. Smart Thermostats. Smart thermostats have Wi-Fi capabilities, but they can also learn your patterns and routines by knowing where you are. These thermostats can actually sense when you’re away from home and change the temperature as needed. You may have heard a lot about smart thermostats over the last few years. As with most new technology, they’ll continue to evolve and become more popular and affordable. If you don’t have one, now is a good time to start researching them and all their benefits, namely the ability to closely control the comfort of your home—even when you’re away from home. Here are some other benefits you’ll enjoy: Easy adjustments. As they learn your preferences, smart thermostats will make adjustments that will keep you comfortable when you’re home while saving money. Helpful reminders. In our busy lives, it’s sometimes hard to remember to make an appointment for HVAC maintenance. Your smart thermostat can remind you to change your HVAC filter and alert you when you need to schedule routine maintenance. Convenient compatibility. The majority of smart thermostats easily integrate with a wide array of heating and cooling equipment, so many models are most likely compatible with your equipment. Smart thermostats offer many ways to help you maximize your home comfort levels and help you lower your energy bills. Call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. in Scottsboro at 256-574-1300. We have a great selection of thermostats for you to choose from, so you can be confident we’ll have one to match your needs. You can also schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.