What Is a Smart Thermostat?

Do you want to gain more control over your utility bills?

The average household in America spends about $900 a year on heating and cooling costs, according to ENERGY STAR®. Investing in a smart thermostat can help you cut down those costs.

The furnace and air conditioner in your home provide the muscle—they work together to pump conditioned air throughout your home.

The air ducts are the lungs of your home—they provide a virtual freeway throughout your walls, ceilings, and floors to disperse the conditioned air and create more comfort.

And the brains behind the operation? Your thermostat! You set the temperature, and the thermostat delivers the message, telling your HVAC equipment when to switch on and off.

Want to upgrade your comfort and reduce your energy costs? Midwest Air Pros can help you find a pro in Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska. We connect you to licensed professionals near your home in Des Moines, Springfield, Kansas City, Omaha, and Wichita.

Let’s talk about ways to save you money.

What Is a Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat allows you to control the heating and cooling in your home from your smartphone, tablet, or computer. Thermostats might not use much energy—but they control appliances that use a lot of energy.

We already talked about the cost of keeping comfortable. Here’s how you can save money: the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) estimates you can save up to 10 percent a year on heating and cooling costs by turning your thermostat back seven to 10 degrees Fahrenheit from its usual setting for eight hours a day.

A smart thermostat makes it much easier to achieve this goal.

Consider this: you left your Des Moines home for the afternoon on a hot summer day. Your air conditioner still thinks you are home, blasting cold air into every nook and cranny of your home. Imagine how much money you’re spending to keep your couch and television set comfortable!

A programmable thermostat gives you similar control—but you need to make the changes manually. A Wi-Fi enabled smart thermostat goes a step further, allowing you to change the temperature remotely.

Playing it Smart

Our pros at Midwest Air Pros take great pride in finding ways to save you money. Here are a few other advantages of installing a smart thermostat in your Kansas City home:

  • Track and report energy use.
  • Receive email reminders on when to change your HVAC filter.
  • Smart thermostats can run a system diagnostics of your HVAC equipment.
  • They offer weather data.
  • They can work with your smartphone to provide geofencing capabilities, knowing when you’re nearby to adjust the temperature.

A smart thermostat offers you an added layer of convenience—plus more control over your HVAC system. Midwest Air Pros can help you find a pro to recommend and install a smart thermostat for your home.

Find a Pro Today!

Smart thermostats are compatible with most conventional HVAC systems installed after 1975. They save you money and help the environment by cutting your energy use. Find a pro at Midwest Air Pros in Des Moines, Wichita, Springfield, Kansas City, or Omaha to learn more about smart thermostats and other products.