A smart thermostat positioned on a wall overlooking a modern style living room

If you’re a homeowner, you’ve likely heard some of the buzz surrounding smart thermostats. And the Seider Heating, Plumbing & Electrical pros will tell you it’s for good reason. These easy-to-use controls offer greater temperature and climate management than ever before. Uncover six ways smart thermostats can transform your home comfort, not just this summer, but year-round.

Save on Energy

Smart thermostats are designed with energy efficiency in mind. They monitor your heating and cooling habits and make automatic adjustments to help your comfort systems run more efficiently. Some thermostats even award badges and share tips in monthly energy reports to help you save more.

Set Multiple Modes

Life is busy—you don’t have time to waste futzing with a thermostat every time you leave the house, come home, go to sleep, or head out on vacation. Luckily, smart thermostats make it easy to set temporary settings. Simply select the appropriate mode on the thermostat itself—or from your smartphone or tablet—to ensure you’re not wasting unused energy while you’re gone.

Analyze Your Energy Usage

In addition to saving energy, now you can analyze how you’re using it. Some smart thermostats automatically generate monthly reports showing how often your system runs, how much energy it uses compared to other households in your area, and how it compares to previous months to ensure your energy usage is improving.

Program and Adjust With Ease

A complaint we hear often is how confusing thermostats can be—especially as models become more advanced and complex. But smart thermostats are specifically designed to be user-friendly with their modern screen designs and highly rated apps. Customers who upgrade are often surprised at just how intuitive these new thermostats are.

Stay in Touch With Automatic Alerts

If your system needs a filter change or breaks down, you’ll be the first to know. Smart thermostats send alerts to your phone at the first sign of a malfunction, such as if your temperature rises or falls outside of your preferred range. If your thermostat loses connectivity because of a power outage, you’ll receive an alert for that, too. Alerts are a great way to monitor your home comfort and avoid surprises.

Monitor Your Comfort Around the Clock

A favorite feature of smart thermostats is monitoring and adjusting your home comfort anytime, anywhere. Simply pick up your smartphone or tablet and boom—you’re instantly connected to your thermostat. Lower the temperature so it’s nice and cool when you get home in summer or raise it to be toasty warm when you arrive in winter, without wasting energy.

Ask Your Seider Tech About a Smart Thermostat Upgrade

Ready to make the switch? Let us walk you through the different smart thermostat models and help you pick the best option to pair with your Carrier® or another brand system. We’ll also explain available incentives and share different ways you can save money when upgrading. From heating and cooling to plumbing and electrical, there’s a reason why Milwaukee-area homeowners trust Seider for all their home comfort needs. Find out for yourself: call 262-436-0505 or schedule an appointment online for service. And while you’re here, keep reading to uncover five ways you can feel more comfortable and save money this summer using your thermostat.