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Upgrade Your Thermostat–It’s a Smart Move!

Most people think upgrading to a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat is just an expensive, unnecessary luxury.  They’re wrong! Smart thermostats are hands down one of the best investments you can make for your home. Who doesn’t want their house to be more comfortable and energy-efficient? With smart technology, you’ll save money and keep your family happy.

This post discusses the benefits of switching to a smart thermostat in your home.

What Is a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats are a type of thermostat that can be controlled remotely using a smartphone or other mobile device. They typically have features that allow users to set schedules and track energy usage. Some smart thermostats also have sensors that detect when people are home and adjust the temperature accordingly. While smart thermostats can offer greater convenience and energy savings compared to traditional thermostats, they also come with a higher price tag. Though over time, installing a smart thermostat can reduce power usage and save money in the long run.  

Installation can also be more complicated, so it is important to make sure that the unit is compatible with your home’s heating and cooling system before making the purchase. A quick call to your HVAC service provider can help you determine whether a smart thermostat is right for you.

The Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats were first introduced in 2007. Since then, technology has improved dramatically, and today’s smart thermostats have evolved far beyond what anyone expected from them over 15 years ago.


Smart thermostats make controlling the comfort of your home more convenient than ever. With Wi-Fi technology, you can control your thermostat from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet. This means you can adjust the temperature before leaving work or coming home, so you’re never too hot or cold. You can also set up alerts to remind you when it’s time to change the batteries.


With a smart thermostat, you can program it to match your family’s schedule. Simply set the temperature for different times of the day and night, and the thermostat will do the rest. You can create different settings for weekdays and weekends. This way, you’re not wasting heating or cooling an empty house.


Smart thermostats are energy-efficient, meaning they’ll save you money on your monthly energy bills. By programming the thermostat to match your family’s schedule, you can make sure your home isn’t being heated or cooled when no one is there. Additionally, some smart thermostats will give you feedback on your energy usage so you can be more conscious of your consumption. Based on monthly reports, you can adjust your thermostat–even one or two degrees could make quite a difference in your electric or gas bill.

Smart thermostat installation in Washington, DC, is easy! There is no downtime or lugging around of huge equipment. Instead, an expert technician will visit your home and install the thermostat quickly.

Call Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to learn more about our thermostat services.

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