A question that we often get asked by our customers is – do I need a smart thermostat? It’s a great question. It seems like so many L.A. homeowners want the latest and greatest technology to keep their homes comfortable. It can be difficult to discern what it necessary or helpful and what is just hype. Below, we’ll talk more about the benefits of a smart thermostat to help you determine if your home actually needs one.

What is a Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled home comfort device that automatically adjusts your home’s temperature for optimal performance. In addition to allowing you to set your ideal temperature for different days and time frames, the thermostat actually starts to learn which settings you prefer and adjust the temperature to help you save more energy during the times when your HVAC system is not typically in use.

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Overall, a smart thermostat helps make home comfort easy. Here are just a few of the main benefits of this smart HVAC accessory:

Save energy.

Using a smart thermostat helps you save more energy over time. As the thermostat learns your comfort preferences, it starts to adjust your system use over time. That means that your equipment isn’t constantly running at the same temperature throughout the day. The system kicks on when you need it to maintain home comfort and is on a more efficient setting while you are away. Using your system more efficiently not only saves energy, but it also helps you cut down on your electric bills throughout the year.

Control remotely.

One of the best benefits of a smart thermostat is that you can control your temperature settings remotely. Whether you want to warm your house up before you get home from work on a cold day or you’d like to turn off your HVAC system to save energy while on vacation, you have complete control of your system from your smartphone or mobile device.

Stay comfy.

With a smart thermostat, you will always come home to a comfortable living space. Your home comfort is at your fingertips and with the click of a button, you can quickly and easily adjust your temperature settings to ensure optimal comfort.

Do I need a smart thermostat?

Though smart thermostats may not be a necessity for homes, they are nice to have if home comfort is a priority for you and your family. When customers ask us about ways that they can improve their home comfort or have better control over their energy costs, we often recommend getting a smart thermostat. It makes home comfort easy, which is just one less thing that you need to think about when creating a happy, healthy, and comfortable space for you and your family.

Got more questions about smart thermostat technology? We’d be happy to help enlighten you. Call us today to speak to a home comfort specialist: (310) 896-4911.

Now that the holidays are here, many homeowners have started thinking a little more about what they might ask Santa for in order to make their home a little more comfortable. Luckily, we know just what you need – HVAC accessories!

Though your HVAC system does a good job of keeping your home environment safe, healthy, and comfortable, sometimes you need a little extra help, depending on your home comfort needs and lifestyle. For example, families with allergy sufferers might need to go the extra mile to make sure their family members can breathe easy when allergies start to hit hard by purchasing an indoor air quality product.

Below, we’ll guide you through the world of HVAC accessories, so that you can make a more informed decision about which might be right for you:

Electronic Air Cleaners

Most standard air filters only trap about 7% of home pollutants like dust, dirt, tobacco smoke, mold, bacteria, and other allergens. This leaves 93% of these irritants traveling around your home left to damage your furnishings and aggravate allergies, asthma, and other breathing issues. Indoor air quality products like an air purifier or electronic air cleaner help remedy these issues.

Electronic air cleaners act as an extra line of defense against these pesky pollutants by cleaning the air in your home and removing these allergens before they impact your home comfort or health. Carrier’s patented  Captures and Kills™ technology traps and kills bacteria, viruses, mold, and other irritants, re-purifying the circulated air as many as 8 times an hour.

Who Needs an Air Purifier?

Though we can all stand to breathe air that’s a little cleaner, not every home needs an air purifier. This IAQ product is ideal for homes with family members who suffer from asthma, allergies, or other respiratory issues. It is also the perfect accessory for homes that have family members with weakened immune systems such as elderly folks or infants.

Smart Thermostats

Thermostats are a must-have for any homeowner. This device allows you to control the temperature of your living space, ensuring that the whole family is happy, healthy, and comfortable all year round. However, not all thermostats are created equal! While some homes have a simple electronic thermostat, other homeowners opt for a smarter option that gives them better control over their home comfort.

Smart thermostats provide enable you to reach optimal home comfort by giving you more control over the temperature and comfort settings within your home. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can adjust the temperature and other settings on your thermostat from any device with an Internet connection. That means you’ll no longer have to come home to a cold house on a chilly winter night or worry about leaving the AC blasting when you leave for work this summer.

Who Needs a Smart Thermostat?

Smart thermostats are the ideal HVAC accessory for homeowners who prioritize comfort and convenience above all else. They are also a great gift idea for families that are into the latest and greatest gadgets or want to work toward transitioning to smart home technology. If you’re in the market for a new smart thermostat, be sure to check out our selection of Carrier smart thermostats.

UV Sterilizers

Did you know that your indoor air is often dirtier than the air outside? (Yes, even in LA!) UV air sterilizers create a cleaner, healthier, and safer home environment by eliminating mold, bacteria, and germs from your home and the air circulating through your home. These devices are located in the duct work upstream of your HVAC system where they work to kill a high percentage of airborne bacteria and germs as they pass through the UV light.

A single UV lamp model kills up to 70% of the airborne bacteria that passes through your HVAC system. While the coil irradiation model kills up to 99.9% of surface mold on your central AC components and cooling coil. This not only creates a cleaner and healthier home environment for you and your family, but it also helps protect and improve the performance of your heating and cooling equipment.

Who Needs UV Sterilizers?

UV sterilizers are ideal for those who suffer from respiratory issues, allergies, and asthma. It can also be great for those who find themselves getting frequent cold and flu headaches, runny nose, itchy and watery eyes, sore throat, and fatigue.

Need help deciding which HVAC accessories are right for your home? The home comfort experts at Brody Pennell are standing by to answer your questions. After asking you a few questions about your home environment, comfort needs, and HVAC system, we’ll pair you with the right HVAC accessories to meet your needs.

Call us today to improve your home comfort levels: (310)896-4911.