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“Can you explain wireless thermostats and other modern HVAC technology products so we can stay up-to-date?” asked client Allison Moore from Cobb County. Great question! After explaining modern HVAC technology and the nuances of the terminology, we decided to share it on our blog.

What once seemed like a futuristic concept from The Jetsons is now reality. You can control your home’s temperature using wireless technology or adjust your thermostat from your smartphone. Here’s a quick overview of some of the most popular new technologies for heating and cooling your home:

Nest Thermostats

The Nest thermostat was the first on the market and is referred to as a “learning thermostat” because it programs itself. Nest learns your schedule, programs itself and can be controlled from your phone. Teach it well and Nest can lower your heating and cooling bills up to 20%.

Learning Thermostats

You control your home’s HVAC through your thermostat. All you have to do is select your heating and cooling options and set your desired indoor temperature. A learning thermostat does the rest, switching systems on and off based on the temperature it detects in the room.

Wireless Thermostats

Wireless thermostats have become very popular, with many of the designs utilizing touch screen technology and offering greater control over indoor climate conditions. As technology continues to advance, these products are improving substantially. Wireless thermostats come with a variety of features and customizable settings from a range of manufacturers.

Smart Thermostats

What makes most smart thermostats so “smart” is that they learn from your behaviors, allow you to control the climate in your home remotely, show you your energy consumption in real-time, and can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity.

Digital Thermostats

These thermostats have digital displays and lots of great options for both control and comfort. There are a range of models and features–all  designed to make it easier to make your home’s climate comfortable and energy efficient. To add to the convenience, some are Wi-Fi enabled and can be programmed remotely over a Wi-Fi connection.

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