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Smart Thermostats: How Do They Work?

Knowing how smart thermostats work can help you determine if they will be the best fit for your specific needs. At Expert Electric, we want to help you keep up with the latest electrical trends. That is why we offer a wide range of residential electrical services and commercial electrical services, including installing smart thermostats.

What are Smart Thermostats and How Do They Work?

Smart thermostats are programmable digital heating systems that allow you to switch your heat on or off remotely via the Internet, using a tablet, smartphone, or laptop. This type of thermostat is more intelligent than a traditional thermostat, as it is able to connect to both your boiler—using your existing thermostat wired connection—and your Wi-Fi network, allowing your boiler to be a part of the smart home system without having to buy a new boiler. Through the use of a circuit controlled by a thermometer, smart thermostats can automatically shut off the boiler when the desired temperature is reached.

How Smart Thermostats Can Save You Money

Depending on the type of smart thermostat you are looking at having installed, it may offer a number of different features that can help lower your energy bill. Some smart thermostats can be programmed to track how much energy is being used, storing information that will allow you to track your heating history. In some cases, smart thermostats can even learn your normal patterns or track your phone’s GPS in order to ensure that your home is heated only when you are home. Unlike traditional thermostats, most smart thermostats are designed to allow for each room’s temperature to be controlled individually, so that only the rooms in use are being heated.

If you would like to learn more about how smart thermostats work, or if you are interested in one of our residential electrical services or commercial electrical services, please contact Expert Electric at 604-681-8338.