So, you’ve decided to purchase a brand new smart thermostat for your New Orleans, Louisiana, home. It looks great, it’s easy to use, and it has all the functions you want. However, it’s not quite smart enough to handle the tasks of heating and cooling on its own. It still needs your touch. With these tips, you can use your smart thermostat to its full potential, cutting energy costs and providing the comfort you love.

Pick the Right Thermostat

Not all smart thermostats are created equal, so you want to make sure to buy one you’re actually going to use. To figure this out, you need to look at its programming capabilities. Most smart thermostats offer seven-day programming, while others might offer longer ranges or weekend settings. If you work from home, a seven-day program is ideal. However, a volatile schedule might make another more beneficial. Sift through each of these options, and you’ll find the right one eventually.


Another smart thermostat aspect to consider is compatibility. When you have a certain brand of furnace, air conditioner, or heat pump, matching your smart thermostat is important. When you pick one that’s compatible with your HVAC system, you can reap the benefits of a fully automated home comfort system. This may also include zoning, which allows you put different temperatures in different rooms of your home, which is a godsend in New Orleans during the oppressively hot summer.

Installation Location

Although you probably won’t be installing your smart thermostat, you need to find a location that provides the best possible results. Typically, this spot is on an interior wall away from the sun or any air vents. This prevents ghost readings that cause your furnace or air conditioner to continuously cycle. If you aren’t sure about where to install it, you can always ask our technician for his thoughts on the matter.

A smart thermostat is a definite way to cut energy usage, improve energy habits, and provide essential home comfort. When you need a professional that’s up to the task of installation, call Bryans United Air Conditioning at 504-208-2071.

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