#SmartSaturday: The Best Features of Smart Thermostats

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If you are considering upgrading to a Wi-Fi or “smart” thermostat, here are the features you’ll want to make sure the one you select includes:

Voice control: Choose a Wi-Fi thermostat that can be controlled by voice commands via compatibility with other connected devices. Some of these include Siri on the iPhone or Google Home or Alexa on the Amazon Echo or Dot.

Learning thermostat: A few of the best smart thermostats will actually learn your occupancy, schedule and/or comfort routines. For example, if you set the thermostat to a certain temperature at the same time each morning, the thermostat will begin to follow suit automatically. Also, using geofencing, some Wi-Fi thermostats will know when you’re away and can adjust the temperature to save energy when gone.

Alerts: The best smart thermostat have safety features. Some will alert you when the temperature drops so far that your pipes could freeze and burst. That’s especially helpful if you’re away from home on vacation or elsewhere for any length of time. Other alert you to CO coming from the HVAC.

Custom display: Some smart thermostats will light up when you enter the room so you can see the temperature, time or even a outdoor weather reading. Some brands, like Lennox smart t-stat, may even allow you to choose the face of the thermostat so it matches your home decor.

If you want more information on upgrading to a smart thermostat with these features, call Alaskan Air Conditioning and Heating today.