Today’s thermostats have come a long way from the days of those that simply controlled the temperature in one’s Dundalk home.

Gone are the thermostats that could only be controlled by manually selecting a temperature, having been replaced by “smart” thermostats that are as high-tech as ever.

While they offer a number of features that sound as if they are straight out of science-fiction, the fact is these thermostats have been shown to offer tremendous energy savings as well as many programming features that are convenient for those on the go.

Weather Forecasting

Yes, today’s thermostats are capable of adjusting the temperature in a home based on the latest weather forecast. Many smart thermostats can be connected to Wi-Fi, which can enable them to track weather conditions in the local area and make adjustments accordingly.

In addition to this feature, they can allow a variety of temperatures to be programmed for different times of the day, ensuring a home will be cool in the summer or warm in the winter.

Maintenance Notifications

Smart thermostats are also able to notify Dundalk homeowners of pending maintenance for their HVAC systems, such as reminding of when filters need to be changed or service calls need to be made.

These messages can be sent via email or text, allowing them to be viewed on a computer while at work or a smartphone while hundreds of miles away from home. Because many people tend to forget the maintenance needs of their HVAC systems, this has proven to be a very popular feature.

Location Tracking

A very interesting feature of smart thermostats, location tracking can actually let the thermostat track the homeowner’s location and make adjustments to the home’s temperature prior to their arrival.

For example, if a person is coming home from working a late-night shift during the summer, the thermostat can adjust the temperature settings to ensure the home is cool upon arrival.

Designed to be a feature for those who have unpredictable work schedules or travel frequently, it too has proven to be very popular.

As more homes become tied in to computerized systems, smart thermostats that offer these and other features will be the wave of the future.

Whether it’s making sure a home is warm on a cold winter night or reminding homeowners that their HVAC system is in need of routine maintenance, these thermostats have shown that the future has indeed arrived.

Lower your monthly bills with a smart thermostat in your Dundalk, MD home. Call Reliability Home at (443) 399-8663 today for installation, and start saving today!