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Four ways to use your smart thermostat

May 13,2022 | Heatcold

Quiz: What is a smart thermostat?

If your answer includes the following: a) connected to the internet, b) controlled using a smartphone app, c) changing the temperature without being told - you are correct.

The other correct answer is knowledge. A thermostat that knows more about your house and your needs can take more informed action on your behalf. That's why many stand-alone connected thermostats with just one room view don't measure up.

This is where a smart thermostat paired with the heatcold app comes in handy. Connected to every device and activity sensor in your smart home security system, it knows more, understands more, and can do more to save energy and keep you comfortable. You can use it in four ways.


1. Save energy with little effort
With real-time information from all parts of your home, the heatcold intelligent thermostat discovers even more opportunities for energy savings.

It can automatically save energy when no one is home, depending on the arming status of your security system. It can also use geo-services to save energy while you're at work and keep things comfortable when you come home again.

On hot days it knows the temperature outside and can turn it up a little to save you some money. It can even minimize waste when your children open doors and windows.

2. Enjoy room-by-room precision comfort
While most smart thermostats are limited to a single room view, our smart thermostat can read the temperature of different rooms in your home by adding a small wireless temperature sensor.

With this knowledge, it can heat or cool the house, providing precise comfort for any single room you choose. As well as dealing with hot rooms, this also allows you to create a customised comfort schedule around your family's daily routine. You can enjoy your morning coffee being a very cosy kitchen, make sure your baby's room is comfortable for nap time and enjoy a cool upstairs bedroom in the evening.
3. Control things without breaking a sweat
By connecting a voice-controlled device to your system, your smart thermostat will respond to your voice. You can "ask ALEXA" to adjust to the exact temperature or simply ask to turn the temperature up or down to change by 2° in either direction.

For added convenience, you can include the thermostat in the app's customisable scene commands.
4. Protect your home from cold weather disasters
Can a thermostat protect a house? With the help of smart home security intelligence, it can.

In the middle of winter, for example, water pipes can slowly freeze in a cold house before bursting and flooding it. Temperature threshold alerts generated by the thermostat and temperature sensors can alert you in advance, allowing you to deploy emergency heat sources and avoid extensive clean-up costs.

Thinking of upgrading your HVAC system now that you have a smart thermostat?

Getting a smart thermostat with a temperature sensor is easy. A larger investment in a new, efficient HVAC system may require more convincing. Look for rebate programs offered by your HVAC supplier, your chosen installer, or your local utility company.

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