Take the Guesswork Out of Air Conditioner Service: Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in Williamsport09/23/2015 People spend a lot of time on their smart phones, 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. You can use it to 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 allow you to control your system via a Wi-Fi connection, so you can use your smart phone from work or even vacation to manage your thermostat. Smart Thermostats. Smart thermostats have Wi-Fi capabilities, therefore 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 make adjustments to the temperature to fit your needs. There’s been a lot of talk 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, it’s a great time to learn more about them and all the benefits they offer you, 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 in the process. 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 will see that most smart thermostats easily integrate with a wide array of heating and cooling equipment, so you probably don’t have to worry about passing on a smart thermostat that you want because it’s not compatible with your equipment. Smart thermostats offer many ways to help you maximize your home comfort levels and help you lower your energy bills. Call Lycoming Heating Company in Williamsport at 570-326-4450. 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.