Devices that turn on lights automatically or power down the air conditioning when you’re away from home used to be the stuff of Saturday morning cartoons (think The Jetsons). Today, these devices by Trane and Nexia are a reality, and smart thermostats play a vital role. Here are three ways that a smart thermostat makes your daily life easier.
A smart thermostat takes advantage of WiFi technology, allowing you to control the thermostat via a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Having this control means that if you forget to turn down the AC when you leave on vacation, you can access your thermostat remotely and make the necessary adjustment.
Smart thermostats give you the flexibility to program schedules for each day of the week. You’ll be just as comfortable when you’re heading to the gym at 5 a.m. Tuesday as you are at 9 a.m. on Saturday when you’re sleeping late.
A smart thermostat reduces the worry associated with caring for your HVAC system. These thermostats will remind you when it’s time to change your air filter or schedule an HVAC tune-up. Many will alert you if there’s a malfunction in one of your HVAC components or a problem with your air ducts.
Home Automation with Nexia Home Intelligence
Home automation goes far beyond managing your HVAC comfort, however. Nexia Home Intelligence works seamlessly with Trane TruComfort™ systems and Trane smart thermostats. The Nexia app allows you to control a variety of your home’s functions:
- Remote management of locks
- Video surveillance cameras
- Window shades and garage doors
- Appliances, lighting and even irrigation
If you’re interested in learning more about smart thermostats and home automation, check out the home automation services we offer at Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat. Or you can call (321) 631-8411 in Brevard County or (305) 307-5909 in the Middle and Lower Keys and talk with one of our comfort specialists.