Many homes in Johns Creek, Georgia, use almost half their energy for heating and cooling. With a smart or programmable thermostat, you can reduce your utility bills and enjoy a range of useful features. Here are some of the advantages of having a smart thermostat installed in your house.

Energy Savings

You can set a smart thermostat to turn down your HVAC system when you typically go to bed or work. Then, it will bring your home back to a comfortable temperature about half an hour before you wake up or come home. That way, you can lower your energy bills without giving up your comfort. Smart thermostats are more expensive than simple conventional models with levers or dials, but the extra features are worth it, and you’ll get your money back through energy savings over time.


Many smart thermostats can connect to motion sensors or cameras. They can start with an energy-saving temperature setting and then learn your routine and temperature preferences over time automatically. That way, you won’t have to spend time on programming or remembering to change the settings on a conventional thermostat. Many programmable thermostats are also compatible with remote controls, and they can work as hubs to control other smart devices like locks, security lights, motion sensors, or cameras.

You can make last-minute adjustments wirelessly from anywhere with your phone or computer. Some programmable thermostats let you choose different settings for weekdays and weekends, while others enable you to set a different routine for every day of the week and vacations.

With some models, you can choose the background color of the touch screen. You can also connect many versions to an indoor air purifier, humidifier, or dehumidifier for better control over your home’s indoor air quality. If you have a variable-speed HVAC system, your smart thermostat can control the fan speed as well. People with kids or guests can set a password. That way, unauthorized individuals won’t be able to make changes or see lots of details about your home and your HVAC system.

Detailed Information

With a smart thermostat, you can get detailed information about your home’s energy use and your indoor air quality. You can get reports about your HVAC system’s energy use on your computer or phone and then make the recommended changes to save power. Many models let people know exactly how long temperature adjustments will take, and they encourage users to choose efficient settings.

Some smart thermostats can monitor your home’s humidity and make adjustments automatically to keep you and your family comfortable. Others provide the outdoor temperature and local weather forecasts. That way, you can prepare for bad weather.

You can get reminders when it’s time to change your air filter or have your heater or air conditioner checked by the experts at E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning. You can also receive warnings about increased energy use, decreased indoor air quality, or other signs of potential problems. Voice recognition, easy tutorials, and other features are available as well.


If you have a ductless HVAC system with more than one indoor unit, two separate systems, or dampers in your ductwork to direct conditioned air, you can use a smart thermostat with zoning. It controls different areas or zones, letting people in separate rooms set the temperatures they prefer without making others uncomfortable. Zoning also lets you avoid conditioning unoccupied rooms and eliminates uncomfortable warm or drafty spots.

E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning is a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer with more than 55 years of HVAC experience. We can help you choose and install the best smart thermostat for your home, along with a variety of other heating, air conditioning, and indoor air quality equipment. We provide a 100 percent customer satisfaction guarantee, and we’ll work hard to help you and your family. For outstanding, knowledgeable service from our expert technicians, call us anytime at 678-369-8866.

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