You want your home in Childersburg, Alabama, to be as comfortable as possible, whatever the outside temperature. The best and most economical way to control the temperature of your home is with a smart thermostat you can operate from anywhere via a laptop, tablet, or smartphone. But what are the features you should look for when choosing a smart thermostat?

Clear Display and Intuitive Controls

Your smart thermostat should have an easy-to-read backlit display. Whether you choose a black and white screen or a full-color display, you want to be able to read it in low-light conditions. A touch screen and simple intuitive controls allow you to scroll through the menu and adjust the settings without a degree in rocket science.

Wireless Features

For full remote control of your smart thermostat, it connects to your home Wi-Fi network. If you’re at home, at work, or even away on vacation, you can see the status of your air conditioning, adjust the temperature, and change your programed settings via your computer, smartphone, or smartwatch. It can also help you to understand your energy usage.

Nexia App and Voice Control

Some smart thermostats, such as the Trane ComfortLink II XL1050, have built-in Nexia Bridge. This gives the flexibility to not only control your cooling system, but also the lights, locks, and many other connected devices in your home. With an Amazon Alexa device you can even use your voice to control your systems, making it even more convenient.

Diagnostics Monitoring

A smart thermostat that monitors your air conditioning system can save you money and avert potential problems. Using a network of sensors, this type of thermostat monitors temperature and humidity and adjusts the speed of the compressor and fan to optimize your environment. If you allow, it can even alert your air conditioning dealer to issues with your system.

Having a smart thermostat installed can make your life so much easier, and our HVAC experts at Skelton’s Heating, Cooling, and Ventilation can advise you on which device will suit your lifestyle and HVAC system best. Give us a call at (205) 289-3413.

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