Smart Thermostats for High Voltage Systems

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November 19, 2020

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Smart thermostats are becoming increasingly popular with homeowners because of their energy saving capability and the incredible convenience they offer. They allow you to easily set up a heating and cooling schedule, enable you to control your system when you are away from home, and much more. When we think about high voltage climate control systems, smart thermostats aren’t usually something we relate them with, much less automation in general. As an energy efficient option that stays at your beck and call, a smart thermostat can make your life easier even when controlling high voltage systems.

High Voltage Significance

Homes in the northern United States tend to have high voltage heating systems. Many high voltage systems are baseboard heaters throughout a home. However, in-floor heaters and forced fans are not abnormal for high voltage systems.

Smart Thermostats for Electric Baseboards

The fallback of a high voltage system is that there is a thermostat in every room. But, if that is how your home is made up, how is that your fault? The cost to automaton may be more significant, but the savings are huge in the long run.

With multiple options available, you no longer have to search in vain for smart thermostats that are high voltage compatible. Each year, the technology evolves to add more options and more features for thermostats for both types of systems. Depending on the layout of your home, you may require multiple thermostats, or some units have remote sensors that let you control the A/C and heat based on the temperature is specific rooms or parts of the house.

Contemplating Smart Features Consciously

Wi-fi capable smart thermostats are a dime a dozen. But other features perhaps will spark your curiosity when looking for a smart thermostat that works with your high voltage system:

  • Do you need or want a geofence that knows when you are home or away?

  • Do you want the ability to set your thermostat when you away? Energy efficiency is a dual benefit. Being eco-conscious while holding onto your paycheck may be a long-term boon.

  • Do you want your thermostat to log how much energy you use to examine the efficiency?

  • Do you want your smart thermostat to become integrated into other automation?

There are additional features on the horizon for smart thermostats. Google’s Nest will soon have a feature that enables the thermostat to detect potential problems with your HVAC. It will use usage data, and information about how long it typically takes to cool or heat your home to help you stay ahead of any costly maintenance issues. If your thermostat detects any problems your thermostat will send you an email notification and can even help you set up a repair appointment.

If you have more detailed questions contact Brinks Home™, especially if you are considering a smart thermostat as part of a larger smart home system or home security system. Brinks Home will answer any and all questions while assisting you with customizing a smart home system that works for you.

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.

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