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Why Should You Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat?

Are you constantly having to adjust the temperatures in your home to get them to the right, comfortable level? Maybe you’re hopelessly watching your energy bills climb without knowing how to fix the situation.  Perhaps upgrading to a smart thermostat can help with these issues. In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of upgrading to a smart thermostat and break down the features of some of the leading thermostats in the industry. 

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Does a smart thermostat really make that big of a difference? Whether you go with the Evolution Connex Thermostat or a different brand, you can reap many benefits ranging from energy savings to the convenience they provide; smart thermostats are true lifesavers for homeowners. 

Energy Savings

Smart thermostats work intuitively based on your schedule and pre-set preferences. They adjust temperature automatically, depending on whether you’re home or not, and what the current temperatures are in the house. As a result, you won’t ever have to worry about forgetting to turn it off as you rush out the door in the morning or after you go to bed at the end of the day. 


Who doesn’t love the convenience of controlling things with an app? Most smart thermostats, like the Evolution Connex or the Carrier communicating thermostat, have WiFi built into them and are synced with an app. This will allow you to have full control of your AC without ever having to get up to adjust the thermostat. You can also make these adjustments when you’re not home, giving you peace of mind and full control of your home. 

Integration with Other Smart Devices

Smart thermostats can integrate with other smart devices in your home, such as smart speakers like Amazon Alexa or smart locks. This allows you to control your thermostat with voice commands or automatically adjust the temperature when you lock or unlock your front door.

Environmental Benefits

Your upgrade to a smart thermostat will reduce your home’s energy consumption. As a result, you will be able to have a better impact on the environment. This one simple upgrade can help ensure that our future generations live on a clean and healthy planet. 

Cost Effective

It is not a secret that smart thermostats are fairly expensive to purchase. However, because they help cut down energy costs, they become cost-effective over time. In fact, some utility companies even offer rebates or incentives for homeowners who upgrade to smart thermostats. 

Evolution Connex Thermostat

This thermostat is from the Bryant Heating & Cooling Systems. It is compatible with all the other Evolution products, easy to use, and a very convenient thermostat that offers the following features: 

Carrier Communicating Thermostat

Carrier offers a handful of communicating thermostats that communicate and operate on voice recognition. Below are the four thermostats to choose from and their features: 

Infinity System Control

Ecobee3 Lite Pro

Ecobee Smart Thermostat with Voice Control 

Smart Sensor for Infinity Zoning Systems

Rheem Communicating Thermostat

Rheem also offers a great smart thermostat called the EcoNet Smart Thermostat which also offers a variety of benefits for the homeowner: 

This thermostat is dynamic and very intuitive. Its many features will provide you with comfort, energy savings, and easy use. 

Upgrade Your Thermostat Today!

Have you upgraded to a thermostat yet? Their benefits are too good to pass up. Contact Universal Air & Heat to learn more about the smart thermostats available for your home. Our technicians will help you choose the one that is right for your household’s needs. Call us at (813) 945-6234.


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