Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Peoria09/23/2015 People spend a lot of time on their smart phones, whether it’s checking in on work or checking in on friends. In addition to keeping you in touch with work and friends, 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 be hard to keep up with, but currently there are two types of advanced thermostats: Connected. Connected thermostats allow you to control your system over a Wi-Fi connection, allowing you to use your smart phone whether you're at work or on vacation to manage your thermostat. Smart Thermostats. Smart thermostats have Wi-Fi capabilities, but they can also learn your patterns and routines by knowing where you are. This type of thermostat can actually sense when you’re away from home and adjust the temperature as needed. There’s been quite a bit of buzz about smart thermostats lately. As with most new technology, they’ll continue to evolve and become more accessible and affordable. If you don’t have one, now is a good time to start researching 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 automatically 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 schedule HVAC maintenance. Your smart thermostat can remind you to change your HVAC filter and even tell you when you need to schedule routine maintenance. Convenient compatibility. You will see that most smart thermostats easily integrate with a wide array of heating and cooling equipment, so many models are most likely compatible with your equipment. Smart thermostats can help you maximize your home comfort levels and give you opportunities to lower your energy bills. Call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC in Peoria at 309-437-2703. We have many thermostats for you to choose from, so you can be confident we’ll have one to match your needs. You can also schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.