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Upgrade Your Air Conditioning: Smart Thermostats and Wireless Tech

Every popular consumer item today seems to have an electronic component, from a selfie stick to a talking plush toy. Your air conditioning can also benefit from today’s electronics with smart technology. It doesn’t require an expensive replacement system either. In fact, swapping out your thermostat for the latest model may be your only requirement.

If you’ve ever left the house and realized the air conditioner is still on, you might spend the entire day with the system operating when no one is there. You waste energy as everyone is at work or school. A smart thermostat gives you the power to change the system’s settings at any time. Simply connect to your thermostat through any smartphone or tablet, and with the help of a stable Internet connection, you can turn it off or down with ease.

Today’s technology continues to make your life easier by creating a learning sequence. With some systems, as you adjust the smart thermostat over the weekends and weekdays, the system “remembers” these settings. At some point, the thermostat will automatically change the settings based on previous  learned information.

Smart thermostats also give you real-time information about the system’s health. The filter may be dirty, so the thermostat indicates a maintenance need. Because you’re instantly aware of the repair, you can keep up with a regular, maintenance schedule. As a result, the system doesn’t have a lot of strain during its operations. It can last for a decade or more with frequent maintenance.

Changing the thermostat gives the technician a chance to evaluate the rest of the air conditioning too. Technicians might clean or adjust some of the basic components in order to help the system work more efficiently. In the end, a new thermostat is just an excuse to enhance your system and improve its functionality over the course of its lifespan.

Sources:

No Sweat: Programmable Thermostats Reduce Your Energy Costs

http://www.houselogic.com

 Nest Learning Thermostat review: Second-gen Nest zeroes in on perfection

http://www.cnet.com

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