smart thermostat

June 11, 2019

C-Wire 101: What to Know

A c-wire is an important detail to be aware of if you’re upgrading to a new, smart thermostat. Unlike the old-school, battery-operated thermostats they’re rapidly replacing, these units incorporate intelligent technology—such as Wi-Fi connection options, a multifunctional color touchscreen display and integration into home automation systems—which requires continuous 24-volt electrical power. Short for “common wire,” a c-wire is the extra wire necessary to complete the circuit that provides that power. Many newer homes are already pre-wired with a c-wire connected […]
August 7, 2018

Thermostat Types for Your Home

From low tech to high tech, there’s an HVAC thermostat for every homeowner’s need and lifestyle. Maybe you’ve been thinking it might be time for a change. If so, here are some thermostat options that might appeal to you.   Analog   Analog thermostats are still available, minus the mercury that once was standard in the old-school models. They’re still inexpensive, but can end up costing you more on your utility bill, as they are not terribly accurate but provide […]
September 6, 2016

What’s the Deal With Smart HVAC Systems?

Smart systems are gaining in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. But is a smart HVAC system worth the investment? Opinions differ, but it’s worth it to keep in mind that many different systems in your home can be upgraded to be a bit smarter, and that you’ll reap benefits in home comfort as well as ongoing energy savings. Consider these upgrades for a taste of what smart systems can offer you: Smart thermostats combine the scheduling power of […]
March 10, 2016

Consider Installing a Wi-Fi Thermostat for Your Home

If you’re still regulating temperatures in your home with a basic programmable thermostat, or worse yet, an old-school manual thermostat, it’s time to consider the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat. These high-tech devices do much more than program temperature changes to save energy and money. Find out how a Wi-Fi (or smart) thermostat can improve energy efficiency and comfort in your Georgia home. Benefits of Wi-Fi Thermostats Versatile programming — Your first-generation programmable thermostat might be limited to one program […]