What Makes a Smart Thermostat so Smart

Smart thermostats make life more convenient and comfortable for Birmingham, AL residents. From adjusting the temperature based on occupancy to monitoring humidity levels, the smart technology used in these thermostats gives homeowners greater control over their environment. What is it that makes a smart thermostat so smart? The answer is an algorithm.

What Is An Algorithm?

An algorithm is a set of actions you must perform to accomplish a task. A simple example of an algorithm is a recipe to prepare a casserole. Advanced algorithms perform calculations, analyze data and have the capability for automated reasoning. These advanced algorithms are included in your thermostat’s software.

Algorithms And Thermostats

Smart thermostats use algorithms to perform various functions. For example, a learning algorithm enables a thermostat to analyze your schedule, lifestyle and temperature habits, and then adapt to fit those preferences. A learning algorithm combined with real-time data such as weather conditions enables your thermostat to adjust temperature and humidity controls automatically.

Benefits Of Smart Technology

The goal of smart technology is to minimize energy consumption without sacrificing comfort; another objective is to make your HVAC system more efficient. Following are several benefits you’ll see when your thermostat uses smart technology:

  • Consistent Comfort: Smart technology not only allows you to set your comfort preferences, but it also anticipates and adapts to your daily routine.
  • Savings: Fifty percent, around $900, of the average American household’s energy bills goes toward heating and cooling. Smart technology’s setback feature saves you money on your energy bills.
  • Enhanced Maintenance: Thermostats such as Bryant’s Housewise Wi-Fi Thermostat send you automatic reminders when it’s time to change the air filters or schedule a tuneup.

To learn more about how a smart thermostat can improve your comfort, check out the thermostats and accessories that we offer at Affordable Heating & Air or call one of our friendly service technicians today. If you’re in Birmingham call (256) 369-5511; residents in Shelby County can call (205) 258-2681.