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Is Your Home As Smart As You Are?

June 9, 2021 | Blog

Technology in the home is changing and upgrading every day, making the features of your home more and more advanced. The concept of automation at our fingertips has become one of the most appealing aspects of newer homes and has quickly become an important part of the way our homes function. If you travel a lot, live in areas where the outside temperature changes constantly, or simply just want an upgrade, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat. At Big Mountain Air, we want you to be as informed as possible regarding smart thermostats. Read on to learn more about what features of a smart thermostat might be helpful to you!

What is a smart thermostat?

A smart thermostat is a type of thermostat that is easily controlled through your phone, tablet, smart speaker, or any other internet-connected device. Smart thermostats offer a variety of advanced features that make controlling it from wherever you are as easy as it can be. A smart thermostat can also be a great way to lower the electric bill and increase your energy efficiency.


Smart thermostats offer many features that make controlling the air in your home easier. Some features of smart thermometers include:

  • Mobile convenience – easily controlled and accessible through mobile phone apps and any internet-connected devices.
  • Detailed scheduling – with a smart thermostat, you can set specific temperatures for specific rooms in your house.
  • Energy reports – a feature of most smart thermostats is their informative reports and energy-saving tips provided. On top of already saving you money through the easier control of your thermostat, it also sends you tips on how to modify temperature settings to reduce energy usage without making it uncomfortable in your home.
  • Location – some smart thermostats can even sense if someone is in the room. If it doesn’t detect someone in the room, it will shut off the air to help reduce costs.

Is it easy to install?

Simply put, yes! It takes about 20-30 minutes to install a smart thermostat. Before buying your thermostat, make sure that you know that the system you have in your home is compatible with the smart thermostat you’re planning on buying. Many manufacturers offer compatibility checklists to help you make sure you know what model of a smart thermostat will work with your wiring. If the smart thermostat you choose is compatible with your existing wiring already, the installation is easy!

Why should I upgrade? 

If you just aren’t home that much, live in places like Sacramento where it’s cooler in the morning and gets warmer as the day goes on, or just simply want an upgrade to make things easier on yourself, you should upgrade to a smart thermostat!

The installation is easy, and we want to do it for you! If you’re ready to take the next step and upgrade to a smart thermostat, contact Big Mountain Air today to schedule a quick and easy smart thermostat installation for your home.


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