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New Technologies in Thermostat Controls

There are many reasons to want a smart home thermostat, but for the majority of us, it all boils down to their ability to save energy and the prospect of coming home to a house whose temperature is just right. Today’s programmable thermostats easily do this and more as long as the owner takes his time to correctly program them and make sure they stay up to date.

What most people don’t realize is keeping their thermostats up to date is key towards making the most of all that it has to offer and, perhaps, even save some money. All the same, most thermostats are not as user-friendly. Additionally, if your family has shifts that keep shifting, using those programmable thermostats may not be as practical.

For these kind of families, the best option is the new smart home thermostat. With an ability to remember users, learn their daily schedules and turn themselves off when no one’s home, these thermostats have taken thermostat control technology to a level never seen before.

What’s more, some of these thermostats have controls that can adjust the temperature of different rooms in a house to make sure those rooms that are occupied have the perfect temperature for occupancy. A good example of this is AirFixture Thermostatic Controls.

Additionally, a user can take charge of its controls and make changes accordingly, using their smartphone, laptop or tablet. Now, if you are sold on the idea of using such a thermostat, it would be helpful to know the new technologies that are present in today’s smart thermostats. Here are a number of them:

Learning mode technology

These thermostat controls can learn based on the settings you consistently make for a period of time. They basically learn your daily routine and set themselves automatically based on these habits.

Geofencing technology

This technology makes it possible for your thermostat to adjust the temperature of the house as your arrival time gets close. Using GPS, the thermostat notes your location and calculates your arrival time so that it can adjust the house temperature to make it perfect for you before you open the door.

Occupancy sensor technology

Using occupancy sensors, a smart thermostat can adjust the temperature of the house even when you are in a room far from its location. Instead of adjusting the temperature “thinking” nobody’s home, the thermostat uses the sensors in other rooms to keep track of the house’s occupancy.