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With new tech popping up every day, there’s no definitive answer on which smart thermostat is right for your home. But we can give you some solid questions to consider as you shop. We also want to applaud you for thinking smart. According to Energy Star, you’ll likely save at least $100 a year on your energy bill when you install a smart thermostat.
Before smart thermostats, the hottest tech was the programmable thermostat. This type of thermostat automatically adjusts based on the schedule you set up to help you save money on energy expenses. But like all good tech, thermostats keep getting better (and smarter!)
Smart thermostats still have the energy-saving features of a traditional programmable thermostat, but take it to the next level. They use a WiFi connection to let you manage your home’s heating and cooling directly from your smartphone, tablet or desktop. And they’re so smart they can even learn your temperature preferences, know when you’re at home or away and factor in your local weather.
The payoff of getting a smart thermostat is more efficient temperature settings that can save energy dollars in the long run. Plus, you can control your smart thermostat whenever and wherever you want. Ready to shop? Read on to find out what features to look for.
It’s wise to shop around and evaluate your criteria when making big home purchases, especially smart home technology. You can always count on Trane connected thermostats to help make smart home automation easier. The Trane ComfortLink™ II XL1050 has a 7” large color touchscreen and can gather and display live weather data. Its multi-system controls allow you to adjust the temperature in different rooms and floors from different locations.
When you pair it with the Nexia smart home system you can adjust your home’s temperature directly from your smartphone or other web-enabled device. As a bonus, Nexia diagnostics can monitor your HVAC system in real time and alert your Trane dealer if there is a problem.
The smart move? Do your homework beforehand to find the perfect smart thermostat for your home and lifestyle. If you need help with options or installation, reach out to your Trane dealer for advice.