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Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

A man programming the Smart Thermostat on the wall

Are you ready to make your home more convenient and energy-efficient? The answer is a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are electronic devices that monitor and regulate your home's temperature to make your heating and cooling system more efficient. They can be controlled from anywhere using an app. They are more energy-efficient than traditional ones because they have humidity sensors that shut off the heating or AC when humidity levels reach an optimum level. In this article, we will review some reasons why installing a smart thermostat will improve the efficiency of your heating and cooling system.


1. Monitor and Regulate the Temperature in Your Home

Smart thermostats allow you to set a range where the temperature will remain and save you money in energy costs. They can also monitor the temperature in your home and automatically turn on the air conditioning or heating system if it gets too hot or cold.

2. Save Money on Energy Costs

Smart thermostats can save energy by using 20% less energy than traditional thermostats, as they are more efficient at regulating temperatures. You can program them to turn off at certain times, which gives your heating and cooling system a break and saves even more money on energy costs.

3. Automatically Turn On the Heating or Air Conditioning

A smart thermostat can automatically turn the heating system on or off, depending on the temperature. You can also set the thermostat to turn on the air conditioner when the temperature gets too high. This helps you stay comfortable without having to adjust the temperature constantly.

4. Monitor Indoor Environment Quality

Thermostats are typically used to measure the temperature in a particular room. However, smart thermostats can do more than that. They can also monitor humidity, indoor air quality, carbon monoxide, and oxygen levels. If the humidity levels get high, the thermostat will turn off the cooling system. If the carbon monoxide levels are high, the thermostat will turn on the furnace to increase oxygen levels.

5. Turn Off Unused Equipment During Scheduled Times

A smart thermostat will allow you to see how much electricity each piece of equipment uses and turn off any unnecessary equipment. For example, if you usually turn on the air conditioner at 5 PM but don't get home until 6 PM, you can set the thermostat to turn on the air conditioner at 5 PM. When 6 PM rolls around, the air conditioner will turn off, but you will still be comfortable inside your home.

 

6. Detect Problems Before They Become Bigger Problems

A smart thermostat can detect what caused the temperature to rise and how to solve the problem. It can also detect if your furnace or air conditioner is broken or if your home has pests or rodents. When a problem arises, the thermostat will send you an alert.

7. Easy to Install and Maintain

Smart thermostats are easier to install and maintain than traditional thermostats. You can download an app to your iPhone/Android device and connect it to the smart thermostat. The app allows you to control the temperature from anywhere, monitor energy usage, and more.

If you are ready to install a smart thermostat in your home and take advantage of all its benefits, contact experts from A Plus Quality Inc. in Toronto. A Plus Quality Inc. is a company that specializes in HVAC systems and installing smart thermostats in homes throughout Toronto & GTA. You can call them or visit their website to schedule an appointment. Once the specialists arrive at your home, they will discuss your needs and recommend the best smart thermostat for your home. The technicians will install the thermostat for you and show you how to use it. They will also teach you how to maintain the thermostat for many years.

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  • How do I know what size unit I need?
    If you have any problems with your system, you should contact the contractor who installed the units. All our systems are covered by a 5 year parts, 7 year compressor limited warranty
     
  • What are mini-split advantages?

    Just as the name implies, a “mini-split” system is a “split system” however available in smaller capacities, for single room to whole house conditioning. Mini-split systems may range from as small as 9,000 BTUh per hour, comparable to say, a small window AC unit, for individual room use, up to 4 and 5 ton capacities for “Room By Room” (also known as “Zoning”) and whole house conditioning. With near universal design, mini-splits are “heat pumps” which provide both heating and cooling for a home. Here are key advantages when compared to traditional split systems:

    Efficiency- Mini-splits are highly engineered systems which offer attractive operating efficiencies, in many instances, eligible for utility company rebates.
    Heat Pump- Most mini-split systems are heat pumps, providing year-round comfort.
    Solar friendly- Due to very low power requirements, mini-splits are an ideal complement to “Net Zero Energy” homes, or any home using renewable power.
    Carbon footprint- Mini-splits are 100% electric, with zero operating emissions of any type.
    Zoning- Most mini-split manufacturers offer systems capable of room-by-room “zoning”, to account for peak demands of a room based upon construction type, exposure orientation and usage.
    Variable capacity- Mini-splits are typically DC inverter driven. That is, a variable speed compressor which modulates in proportion to instantaneous demand. Most conventional split systems, by comparison, operate with an ON-OFF strategy. (Would you use an ON-OFF switch as the accelerator in your vehicle?)
    Location, Location, Location!- Mini-split outdoor units are compact; they can be located far away from noise-sensitive areas, such as bedrooms and home offices. Mini-split indoor units have the ability to be installed where conventional systems cannot.
    They’re perfect for additions and remodels where access to current HVAC system is difficult to access.
    Modern mini-split systems are remarkably quiet; in fact, many times their operation is unnoticed by the end user.

  • Why is there ice building up on the copper pipes?

    There can be many reasons why the refrigerant pipes are freezing up but the most common issue is low refrigerant levels. If your AC unit has ice buildup turn off the unit for at least 4 hours and call us at 416-410-0337

  • Water is Leaking on my Furnace

    Water falling on to the furnace can harm your heating unit by affecting the control boards and other components enclosed in the furnace. There can be many causes to the water overflow, but the most common cases in the summer is the ice build up inside the evaporator coil due to low refrigerant level. Water build up can also be due to the evaporator coil having a crack on the base, if this is the case contact us by booking an appointment or call us today to have a technician come have a look at your unit and repair this issue before it causes excessive damage.  

  • What is a mini-split?

    By definition, and simply put, a “Split System” is a heating and air conditioning system which has two main components, the indoor unit and outdoor unit. In short, the indoor unit absorbs heat energy in the cooling mode, and the outdoor unit rejects the very heat absorbed by the indoor unit. And the cycle is repeated until the set temperature is met. Although the indoor and outdoor units are located in physically different, hence “split” locations, they are connected and operate as, one system; continuously circulating refrigerant liquid and vapor by means of interconnecting, dehydrated copper refrigerant lines, commonly referred to as a “Line Set”.

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