Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in the Upper Rio Grande Valley09/23/2015 If you're like most people, you probably spend a lot of time on your smart phone, whether it’s checking in on work or checking in on friends. You may not realize that your smart phone can also keep you connected to your home. With it, you can control your home’s temperature and find out when it’s time to schedule air conditioner service. Technology can change rapidly, but currently there are two types of advanced thermostats: Connected. Connected thermostats give you the ability to control your system using a Wi-Fi connection, so that means you can use your smart phone from anyplace, including work or a vacation destination to manage your thermostat. Smart Thermostats. Smart thermostats have Wi-Fi capabilities, but they can also learn your schedule by knowing where you are. A smart thermostat can actually sense when you’re away from home and change the temperature accordingly. You may have heard a lot about smart thermostats lately. As with most new technology, they’ll continue to evolve and become more popular and affordable. If you don’t have one, now is a good time to educate yourself about them and all the benefits of using them, namely the ability to closely control your home comfort levels—even when you’re away from home. Following are more benefits: Easy adjustments. As they learn your preferences, smart thermostats will begin to make adjustments that will keep you comfortable when you’re home and save you money. Helpful reminders. In our busy lives, it’s sometimes hard to remember to plan for HVAC maintenance. Your smart thermostat can remind you to change your HVAC filter and let you know when you need to schedule routine maintenance. Convenient compatibility. The majority of smart thermostats easily integrate with a wide choice of heating and cooling equipment, so a lot of models are probably compatible with your equipment. Smart thermostats offer you many benefits to maximize your home comfort levels and give you ways lower your energy bills. Call Cytech Heating & Cooling in the Upper Rio Grande Valley at 956-630-3522. We have several thermostats for you to choose from, so you can be sure you’ll find one to match your needs. You can also schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.