What makes a thermostat smart? In today’s high-tech world, smart thermostats go far beyond standard scheduling. Intelligent features, remote operation, and adaptive technology make the latest generation of programmable thermostats smarter than ever. Whether you love the idea of internet-connected HVAC systems, or you’d simply like to stay comfortable without constantly fiddling with temperature settings, here are three benefits that make upgrading your thermostat a smart move.

Comfort Benefits

In South Florida’s subtropical climate, the ability to maintain ideal temperatures in your home at all times is a real treat. State-of-the-art smart thermostats come with fancy features like proportional–integral–derivative (PID) controllers and microprocessors that allow the device to analyze past performance and adjust start/stop times so that you always enjoy the optimal level of comfort.

The Benefit of Convenience

Thermostats equipped with Wi-Fi access capabilities let you view, evaluate, and change settings through apps on your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Intelligent models like Carrier’s Côr™ thermostat take convenience a step further by “learning” your personal preferences so that you can program the device according to your schedule or simply let the thermostat do the work for you.

Energy-Saving Benefits

Thanks to their innovative technology, today’s smart thermostats can lower you heating and cooling costs by as much as 20 percent. The most advanced models amplify your savings with an array of useful features and functions, including:

  • On-screen reports that illustrate HVAC energy usage at different times of the day
  • Energy-saving tips based on the performance of your existing HVAC systems
  • Smart setback functions that adjust temperatures to maximize energy efficiency.
  • Reminders that alert you when maintenance service is needed for system optimization

Professional Installation Solutions

For more information about high-tech comfort solutions from Preferred Air Conditioning & Mechanical, check out the latest groundbreaking HVAC technologies or contact us directly by calling our Port Saint Lucie office at (772) 905-3358 or our West Palm Beach location at (561) 202-1422. We can help you to select the right thermostat for your home and install any make or model.

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