Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in McMurray09/23/2015It seems as though we are ever-connected to our smartphones. Whether it is email, looking for 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 need 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 update the temperature setting. Smart Thermostats. In addition to Wi-Fi capabilities, smart thermostats automatically change the temperature for you based on whether you’re home or not. Smart thermostats have been talked about 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 best control over your home’s temperature and environment. Easy adjustments. Smart thermostats don’t just have a clever name, they recognize your habits and know when you’re at home and when you’re not so that you can get the greatest savings you can. Smart thermostats make sure that your comfort is always a top priority, while also working to save you more money. Helpful reminders. Wouldn’t you like to know when it’s time to replace your heating and cooling system’s filter or when it’s time to schedule air conditioner service? Smart thermostats can allow you to do so, meaning you can count on your system to notify you when there is an issue or it’s time for service. Convenient compatibility. Most smart thermostats are designed for easy integration across a variety of different heating and cooling equipment manufacturers so you can choose the perfect 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 improve your comfort, potentially lower your energy bills, and even tell you when you need to arrange for air conditioner service. Kowalski Heating & Cooling in McMurray has a number of thermostats to select from, so if you have any questions about which one is right for you, give us a call at 724-745-7404 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.