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Smart Thermostat – What You Need To Know

Smart thermostats are becoming more common. With this comes some confusion about which wall mounted A.I. (artificial intellegence) you want in your home. We here at Acme AC in Longview, Tyler, Kilgore and the surrounding East Texas areas, want to help usher you into the future. It may not be Star Trek yet but telling Alexa or Siri to cool your house down is a reality that you too could be living.

So what do you need to know about smart thermostats before you purchase and install one? The first thing to consider is making sure the wifi signal in your home reaches the thermostat in the first place. You can use a smart thermostat with some intermittent wifi but you will not reap the full benefits. Knowing what brand to choose is another consideration. Honeywell, Nest, and Ecobee are probably the top brads. Each one has its own pros and cons so make sure you do your research.

You will need to know a little bit about your A.C. and Furnace before you can hook up this little artificial brain. A lot of these thermostats require a C-Wire to be available. If you open it up and it is hard to make heads or tails of what wire should go where, please call us 903-371-0066.

The last thing to consider is where your thermostat is. The thermostat itself senses the temperature and makes the adjustments. If your thermostat sits in a drafty part of your house then it might turn the heater when it is not needed. If you need the thermostat installed somewhere else contact our Techs at Acme A.C. No matter what time of day or night.

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