More homeowners are opting to install smart thermostats. They are extremely convenient and can lower your air conditioning and heating costs. Not only that, but a smart thermostat can help improve your home’s comfort in all of the following ways.

Remote Accessibility and Home Hub Compatibility

One major advantage of a smart thermostat is that you can control it and monitor the temperature in your home remotely using your phone or tablet. This makes it easy to adjust the temperature and ensure your house is comfortable whether you’re home or away. Any time you’re feeling too warm or too chilly, all you need to do is open the app and adjust your heating or AC temperature. If you’ll be home earlier than normal, you can also use the app to adjust the temperature so your home is more comfortable by the time you arrive.

Most smart thermostats are also compatible with smart home hubs and voice-activated assistants like Amazon Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant. This provides even greater convenience and control since it allows you to adjust the temperature without even needing to open your phone.

Learning Capabilities

While some smart thermostats are fairly basic, most of the more advanced models have learning capabilities. This allows them to analyze your behavior and learn about your temperature preferences. They’ll then use this information to create personalized settings and schedules. They essentially program themselves around your normal routines. This means you’ll never have to worry about your home being too cold or too hot when you get home from work. If you normally get home at 5 p.m., the thermostat will always ensure your home is at the desired temperature when you get there.

With a standard programmable thermostat, you would need to program it so that it switches back to the normal temperature at least 30 minutes to an hour earlier. Smart thermostats will take care of this on their own. The thermostat will always enter recovery mode and begin heating or cooling your home to the desired temperature early enough that it is fully comfortable when you arrive.

Weather Monitoring

Many smart thermostats also incorporate weather monitoring features into their algorithms that allow them to adjust their settings. If the weather forecast shows the day will be extremely hot or unseasonably cold, the thermostat will start cooling or heating your home earlier than normal. This ensures that you’ll come back to a comfortable home instead of it still being scorching hot or freezing cold.

In the Cape Coral area, there aren’t that many winter days when you’ll need to have your heating set very high or even have the HVAC running. If you have your heating shut off and the forecast shows the day will be much colder, the thermostat will turn your heat on to the set temperature automatically. Similarly, if there is suddenly a warm summer day, the thermostat can turn your AC on to make your home much more comfortable.


Geofencing is another extremely useful feature found on some advanced smart thermostats. This feature allows you to create borders around your home and work activities. The thermostat then uses the GPS on your phone to automatically know when you or any family member enters or exits the area. When you exit, the thermostat will turn the temperature up or down to save energy. When you get within range, it will then switch back to the normal temperature setting so your home is more comfortable when you get there.

Humidity Control

High indoor humidity is a major issue, which is why many people have whole-home dehumidifiers. With a smart thermostat, you can monitor the humidity level in your home and control your dehumidifier from your phone. The thermostat can also control the dehumidifier independently based on the current humidity level, your desired humidity level, and the current and predicted weather. This will not only help to keep your home more comfortable and less humid, but it also makes it easier to avoid issues with condensation and mold.

At Ultimate Homes & Cooling, our team is ready to help if you’re looking to upgrade your home with a smart thermostat. We are proud to be the number one HVAC company in Cape Coral and can expertly handle all of your home comfort needs. We service and repair all makes and models of cooling and heating equipment, and we also offer professional HVAC installation, indoor air quality, electrical repair, and installation services. For more information on the benefits a smart thermostat can bring to your home, contact us today.

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