Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Crestview09/23/2015 Smart phones are our constant companions, whether it’s checking in on work or checking in on friends. You may not realize that 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 change rapidly, but currently there are two types of advanced thermostats: Connected. Connected thermostats let you control your system over a Wi-Fi connection, so you can 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 accordingly. You may have heard a lot about smart thermostats lately. As with most new technology, they’ll continue to evolve and become more common and affordable. If you don’t have one, now is a good time to learn more about them and all the benefits they offer you, namely the ability to closely control your home’s temperature—even when you’re away from home. Following are more benefits: Easy adjustments. As they learn your preferences, smart thermostats will make adjustments that will keep you comfortable when you’re home while saving money. Helpful reminders. In our busy lives, it can be hard to remember to plan for HVAC maintenance. Your smart thermostat can remind you to change your HVAC filter and alert you when you need to schedule routine maintenance. Convenient compatibility. You’ll find that most smart thermostats easily integrate with a wide array of heating and cooling equipment, so a lot of models are probably compatible with your equipment. Smart thermostats can help you maximize your home comfort levels and give you opportunities to lower your energy bills. Call Gordon Air Conditioning in Crestview at 850-682-5509. We have a great selection of thermostats for you to choose from, so you should be able to find one to match your needs. You can also schedule an appointment with us through our online scheduler.