It took me quite a while to choose a new thermostat.
There are so many makes and models of smart thermostats on the market, with each one offering different benefits.
Today’s generation of thermostats are available in a variety of shapes and sizes and include touchscreen displays that are very easy to navigate. Some of them allow the display to be customizable. They can upload family pictures, change the color of the background and display all sorts of information, such as the weather forecast, temperature or humidity levels. Smart thermostats are wireless, which allows access to the programs, adjustments and alerts through an app on a smartphone. It’s no longer necessary to walk to the thermostat and make manual changes. Whether I’m tucked into bed, sitting on the couch, at work or away on a vacation, I can keep in touch with the thermostat and check up on things. Some models send out reminders when it’s time to replace air filters or schedule professional service. There are thermostats that text alerts in the event of a power outage, temperature fluctuation or any problems with the heating or cooling system. There are displays that automatically light up as you approach and those that respond to voice commands. One of the more well-known thermostats includes learning capability. For the first seven days after installation, the device keeps track of every adjustment and builds a personalized schedule. It then automatically raises and lowers temperature according to the household habits and preferences. There are models that feature geofencing, using GPS to track the location of each family member’s smartphone and adjust the heating and cooling system accordingly.