Smart Thermostat Guide for Homeowners
Smart thermostats are a great investment, but they do have a slight learning curve. After all, they do more than just tell you the temperature in your home; they’re programmable devices that let you control your home’s temperature from anywhere through a Wi-Fi connection. Some smart thermostats will even learn your patterns after a while, making them the ultimate in “set it and forget it.”
Looking for resources to make it easier to set up these powerful devices? We’ve gathered helpful information for some of the most popular smart thermostats.
The Energy Star-certified suite of smart thermostats from Ecobee can learn and adapt to your daily routine, meaning you no longer have to think about how to schedule your HVAC. Some models have Amazon Alexa built in and can stream via Bluetooth.
Check out Ecobee’s FAQ for help troubleshooting your thermostat.
You likely already know the Honeywell name ― maybe you had one of its traditional thermostats at one point. Because it’s such a giant in the industry, it’s no wonder Honeywell has so many smart thermostat options. Control the thermostat from your phone through the Honewell app, or use the geofencing feature, which lets the thermostat know when you’re on the way home and adjusts the temperature accordingly.
Get all the details on Honeywell’s VisionPro 8000, one of its most popular models.
One of the first smart thermostats, Nest now integrates with Google Home, so you can control several home systems with one app. Nest keeps track of how much energy you’ve saved over time, and it tells you when your HVAC systems need maintenance. And with the Nest Temperature Sensor, you can check the temperature of each room in the house, so you know exactly where your conditioned air is going. It’s the ultimate HVAC information hub.
Getting an error message from your Nest thermostat? Check out this guide for what to do next.
Changing Thermostat Batteries
Some thermostats are wired into your home’s electrical system, while others run on battery power. If you have a battery-powered thermostat, you’ll have to change the unit’s batteries every so often (we recommend every 6 months). Here’s how to do this on some common models:
Call Raleigh Heating & Air for Thermostat Troubleshooting
If you want to learn more about installing a smart thermostat or replacing a thermostat that isn’t working, call the HVAC professionals at Raleigh Heating & Air. We can help you get the most out of your thermostat. Call us at 919-635-8451 or request a service appointment.