Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in the Main Line09/23/2015It seems as though we are ever-connected to our smartphones. Whether it is email, looking for the latest sports scores or scrolling Twitter, we seem to be as busy as ever. That doesn’t mean that your smartphone can’t be utilized for simple conveniences like knowing when you need air conditioner service though. Today, there are two types of Wi-Fi thermostats. Connected. These let you control the system from anywhere via Wi-Fi, so if you leave the house and didn’t remember to turn down the thermostat you can go into an app and change the temperature setting. Smart Thermostats. In addition to Wi-Fi capabilities, smart thermostats automatically switch the temperature for you based on whether you’re home or not. Smart thermostats have been mentioned quite a bit in the last few years, and as technology continues to improve, they will surely become even more common. And why not? They do offer a host of perks and allow you to have the most control over your home’s temperature and environment. Easy adjustments. Smart thermostats don’t just have a clever name, they understand your habits and know when you’re at home and when you’re not so that you can get the best savings you can. Smart thermostats make certain that your comfort is always a high priority, while also working to save you more money. Helpful reminders. Wouldn’t you enjoy knowing when it’s time to change your heating and cooling system’s filter or when it’s time to schedule air conditioner service? Smart thermostats can allow you to do so, meaning you can trust your system to notify you when there is a problem or it’s time for service. Convenient compatibility. Most smart thermostats are developed for easy integration across a number of different heating and cooling equipment manufacturers so you can go with the best one for your needs and budget. Smart thermostats will continue to develop like most pieces of technology, but they already offer a number of benefits that can help improve your comfort, potentially lower your energy bills, and even tell you when you need to arrange for air conditioner service. O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning in the Main Line has a number of thermostats to select from, so if you have any questions about which one is right for you, give us a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.