Smart Thermostats

smart thermostat

We all know thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home. It’s simply just a control panel for your heating and air conditioning system right?  Think again! Smart thermostats not only allow you to control the temperature in your home, but you can do so remotely via a tablet, smartphone or desktop! They can show you energy consumption in real-time and can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity.
A typical thermostat just lets you change the temperature in your home using a dial or control panel, but a smart thermostat gives you more efficient control over your home’s heating using three basic components:
1.The first component plugs directly into your boiler and can wirelessly talk to the second component.
2.The second component is the thermostat and main control.
3.The third component is an app that is downloaded to a smartphone or tablet. Users can remotely control the thermostat via the app, allowing them the ability to adjust their heating and air from any location.
While this is the basic makeup for most smart thermostats some smart thermostats still offer more, such as the ability to learn your schedule by detecting when your smartphone is in the house, or even taking it step further by detecting when you’re on your usual route home and preparing your home to the desired temperature.
The ability to remotely control a home’s temperature greatly appeals to those with busy schedules. Say you have a late meeting there’s no reason to heat or cool an empty home, right? How about you left for a vacation and realized you left the AC running? Fixing the error is now just a few taps away on your smartphone.


Smart thermostats won’t directly save you money the way energy efficient appliances can. However, they can provide the ability to heat and cool your home more efficiently which should save you money in the long run. You will also receive reports about your usage which can help you better understand your heating and cooling usage.
C&H Construction is a licensed general contractor and Custom Home builder located in Blairsville, Union County Georgia serving Towns County Georgia, Fannin County Georgia, Gilmer County Georgia and the North Georgia Mountains