Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Bakersfield09/23/2015It feels like we’re always connected to our smartphones. Whether it is email, looking for the latest sports scores or perusing Twitter, we seem to be as busy as ever. That doesn’t mean that your smartphone can’t be used for simple conveniences like being informed when you require 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 forget to turn down the thermostat you can go into an app and update 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 away. Smart thermostats have been discussed quite a bit in the last few years, and as technology continues to evolve, they will surely become even more common. And why not? They do offer a host of perks and allow you to have the best 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 gone so that you can get the most savings you can. Smart thermostats ensure that your comfort is always a peak priority, while also working to save you more money. Helpful reminders. Wouldn’t you like to know when it’s time to swap 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 rely on your system to tell you when there is an issue or it’s time for service. Convenient compatibility. Most smart thermostats are developed for easy integration across a variety of different heating and cooling equipment manufacturers so you can go with the perfect one for your needs and budget. Smart thermostats will continue to improve like most pieces of technology, but they already offer a host of benefits that can help improve your comfort, potentially decrease your energy bills, and even tell you when you need to set up air conditioner service. Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing in Bakersfield has a number of thermostats to pick from, so if you have any questions about which one is right for you, give us a call at 661-437-3499 or set up an appointment with us through our online scheduler.