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    Update Your Home Thermostat w/ a Smart Thermostat

    It’s likely that you’ve upgraded some of the items around your home: maybe your stove or other kitchen appliances, plumbing like your kitchen or bathroom faucets, or maybe you’ve upgraded the flooring around your home. What about your home’s thermostat? Is that still a dated mechanical-type thermostat? 

    At Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air, we know how valuable programmable, WiFi, and smart thermostats are, especially when it comes to saving you money on heating and cooling costs throughout the year. Our experienced team can help you choose the best option for your home to put complete climate control in your hands – literally! 

    Find Programmable & WiFi Thermostats in Central Alabama

    Today’s technology provides a wealth of new capabilities and ways to save money, especially when it comes to your home. After all, the latest home alarm systems keep your family safe; streaming services allow you to enjoy all of your favorite movies, shows, and music; and battery-powered vehicles help to save our environment. We work with clients throughout the Central Alabama area, including: 

    Upgrading your home’s thermostat is one of the simplest ways to bring the latest technology into your home and help to save you money at the same time. Many of the newest thermostat models are wireless-enabled, which allows you to connect those to your mobile smartphone on your home’s wireless network. Depending on your lifestyle, preference, and how comfortable you are with that latest technology can help us to determine which type of thermostat is going to be the best choice for your home.

    Types of Thermostats to Install in Your Home

    Our team at Dixie can help you with every step of the thermostat upgrade process. It’s likely that you’re familiar with the different types of thermostats you can choose from, but let’s look a little more closely at their differences and offerings to help you choose the right thermostat for your home. 

    Smart/WiFi Thermostats

    WiFi-enabled thermostats are the latest advancements in smart home technology and automation. These thermostats are programmable and “learn” based on your preferences for your home environment, and create a schedule using algorithms that the thermostat will eventually program itself. These advanced thermostats give you complete control of your home’s heating and cooling systems. 

    Plus, you can control your thermostat from anywhere using the manufacturer’s app on your smartphone: 

    • Adjust the thermostat temperature so that your home is comfortable when you or your family arrive home
    • Change the thermostat temperature while you’re on the road heading to vacation
    • Check on the status of your system if you’re away from home during bad weather

    Want more from your home thermostat? WiFi-enabled smart thermostats often have a voice control feature that will integrate with other smart home devices, such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa. 

    Programmable Thermostats

    Do you find yourself often changing the thermostat based on your schedule: turning the temperature up when you and your family are away from home and turning it back down when you’re home, or vice versa, depending on the season? If so, a programmable thermostat may be the solution for your home!

    Once the thermostat is programmed, following installation, the temperature will automatically adjust, which will cut your energy usage, allowing you to take control of not just your home’s climate, but also your energy bills. 

    The key with a programmable thermostat will be to properly set it up so that you can reap the benefits, including saving money on your energy bills. Our certified technicians at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air can help to ensure that your thermostat is properly programmed to avoid any future complications. 

    Manual Thermostats

    While completely manual thermostats are often only found in older homes, most modern manual thermostats have some integrated digital components, such as digital screens. If you’re considering a manual thermostat, you’ll want to keep these few things in mind: 

    • Manual thermostats are being installed in fewer homes.
    • Manual thermostats are not energy efficient unless you, the homeowner, are diligent in changing the temperature settings throughout the day.
    • Manual thermostats are affordable and easy to operate.

    These less technology-focused thermostat options are a simple option for someone looking to easily update their thermostat without needing to learn potentially complicated technology. 

    Call Dixie for Thermostat Wiring & Installation

    Let our experienced team at Dixie Electric, Plumbing & Air help you determine which thermostat is right for your home. We can help you decide on a programmable, WiFi-enabled smart thermostat, or a manual thermostat with digital capabilities. We offer thermostats from leading manufacturers, including Nexia, Honeywell, and Sensi, representing the cutting-edge of systems control technology available today. 

    If you’re ready to get the manual antique thermostat off your wall and upgrade to modern technology, Call Dixie, and it’s done!