If your home has an old manually operated thermostat, you’re probably spending more money on heating and cooling than you should. A new programmable thermostat helps lower your energy costs by heating and cooling your home only when it’s occupied, or only between certain hours of the day.
Smart thermostats are programmable, and they also “learn” from your behavior. If you usually turn up the heat around 7 p.m., your smart thermostat should start doing that automatically.
Some smart thermostats that use multiple room sensors can detect temperature changes in certain areas and adjust the heating or cooling accordingly. For example, if you’re making a big summer meal on the stovetop, the thermostat’s sensors will tell the AC unit to send more cool air your way.
Modern thermostats are also Wi-Fi-compatible, and some types can be connected to your Google Home speaker or Alexa speaker. Need to change the temperature? Just tell your speaker to adjust it, and the thermostat will respond. You can also use a smartphone app to adjust the thermostat, even when you’re not home.
Some HVAC systems also have smart features, such as alerts when it’s time for routine maintenance or when your system isn’t operating as it should.
Carbon Monoxide Detectors
The reason carbon monoxide is so dangerous is that it’s both odorless and colorless. A carbon monoxide detector (also called a CO2 detector) is the best way to protect your family from this poisonous gas.
We recommend having a CO2 detector on each floor of your home and near the entrance to your garage. HomePro can install these detectors for you and test them to ensure they’re working properly.