7 Awesome Features of Remote Access Thermostats


The Internet has done much to enhance our daily lives. Now, that convenience has come to your HVAC system via remote access thermostats that connect to the Internet, allowing you to control home comfort from anywhere, and at any time. These remote access thermostats have a variety of features installed to make monitoring and adjusting your home’s air quality easier than ever.

Arrive Home to Comfort

Getting back home after a day of work or from a long vacation is frustrating if you arrive to a home that is too hot or too cold or to air that feels far from fresh. Having a programmable thermostat makes it easy to schedule temperatures according to your needs or routine. Sometimes even when you program your home for preferred settings throughout the day, changes in schedule could result in wasted energy while you are kept away, or undesirable temperatures when you do arrive home. Being able to control your thermostat remotely, whether by smartphone, laptop or tablet will allow you to save energy and maintain comfortable temperatures all the time.

Monitoring Capabilities

Just as you can make changes or updates, you might simply want to monitor your home’s internal temperature or humidity while you are away. This is especially helpful if you have pets or if you are away for extended periods. The remote access app will allow you to check to ensure conditions are ideal at all times.

Receive Email or Text Alerts

Another essential feature that assists with monitoring efforts is the system’s ability to send alerts to your connected devices. You can program your system so that you receive reminders to schedule regular professional maintenance or even reminders for maintenance tasks you can manage such as filter changes. You can set alerts to warn you when your home has reached certain high or low temperatures, or for the presence of potentially dangerous problems or pollutants such as carbon monoxide or smoke. These alerts can go straight to your phone or email.

Various Options for Access and Control

You have the option of controlling your HVAC system and thermostat from a smartphone, tablet, laptop, or any other connected device. Your smart thermostat can be accessed via software and apps on any of these devices. You can view the status of your home’s systems and make changes at the touch of a button.

Control Individual Zones

If your heating and cooling system is set up for zoned comfort, you will still be able to control temperatures in your home remotely. You will be able to program the settings according to the needs of each zone. Concentrate air conditioning efforts in the rooms in which you spend more time or places that don’t receive the right levels of heating, cooling or acceptable air quality. Being able to control zoned areas remotely promotes system efficiency and energy savings as you will be able to effectively target HVAC system usage according to the conditions of specific areas of your home.

Manage Your Energy Consumption

Protecting the environment and saving money on your energy bill are both good reasons to get a smart thermostat. These thermostats track your energy use and make recommendations for conserving energy. You will be able to view energy reports for different periods so that you can make comparisons and identify areas of energy waste. This is very effective in enabling you to make better decisions regarding the way you use energy.

Set It and Forget It

You no longer have to worry about remembering to reset the thermostat at various points throughout the day. If used properly, smart thermostats will lead to significant energy savings. Thermostats such as the Housewise™ Wi-Fi® Thermostat can adapt to your needs without you having to make any adjustments. These thermostats are intuitive and can sense internal conditions and make changes so that your home has the right temperatures you need. They can also adapt according to your lifestyle and habits and automatically change between heating and cooling. These features are especially beneficial if you have forgotten to make an update to the settings based on a change in your schedule.

Goose Creek Heating & Air Inc. carries many modern and highly-efficient thermostats with features to make it easier to manage indoor comfort. Our technicians have the knowledge and expertise to install and service a wide variety of thermostats. Give us a call at 888-880-1131 for more information, and learn how these innovative features can save you time, worry and money.

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