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How To Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat System

Smart thermostats have surged in popularity recently, but are they worth the investment? Absolutely! Once you experience the benefits of upgrading to a smart thermostat in your Southern California home, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to make the switch.

Though many people who don’t live here think Southern California enjoys pleasant weather year-round, those who call the region home know it can be sweltering in the summer and quite cold in the winter months. Are you considering upgrading to a smart thermostat system in your Ventura County or San Fernando Valley home? Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating provides smart thermostat installation services that ensure a comfortable indoor temperature every day of the year.

Contact the Aladdin AC team online for more information about installing a smart thermostat or upgrading your current thermostat.

What Is a Smart Thermostat System?

Unlike traditional thermostats that you manually program, a smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi-enabled device that automatically adjusts your home’s temperature. While system designs vary according to brand, most smart thermostats offer:

  • Convenience: As a smart thermostat learns your temperature preferences over time, it establishes a schedule that auto-adjusts to energy-saving settings when you’re away or asleep. Some models have a geofencing feature that senses when you’re on the way home and adjusts the temperature to your liking before you arrive.
  • Control: A Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat lets you control your home’s cooling and heating through a mobile device.
  • Insight: You can easily track and manage your temperature settings and energy usage. And periodic software updates ensure you have the latest energy-saving features installed.

Why Should I Upgrade?

Temperatures in the San Fernando Valley and Ventura County typically range from 46 to 86 degrees throughout the year. In 2022, however, Southern California temps soared to highs between 105 and 110 degrees.

Keeping your home’s interior at a consistently comfortable temperature is a great way to save money. But you don’t want to be running to adjust your thermostat every time it needs resetting. Often, no one’s around to ensure the thermostat’s set correctly. And waiting until it’s sweltering or freezing before turning on the AC or furnace makes the equipment work harder, driving up energy costs.

When you upgrade to a smart thermostat, your HVAC system operates optimally, saving you money on wear and tear, maintenance, and repairs. And because they’re more accurate, accessible, and efficient, you save on your utility bill.

Lastly, California’s Golden State Rebates program can help you save up to $75 when you install a qualified product. You should also check with your utility provider to see if it offers any incentives or rebates.

How Do I Upgrade?

Upgrading from a traditional thermostat to a smart programmable thermostat system isn’t difficult, but it does require a little skill and electrical knowledge. Here’s what a typical installation process looks like.

  1. Check if there’s a C-wire already in place to supply power to the smart thermostat. You’ll need to install one if you live in an older home without a C-wire.
  2. Turn off the HVAC system.
  3. Remove the faceplate and backplate of the existing thermostat.
  4. Add a C-wire if needed.
  5. Put the new backplate in place.
  6. Reconnect all wires.
  7. Snap the new faceplate in place.
  8. Turn on your HVAC system.
  9. Connect the smart thermostat to Wi-Fi.

An HVAC professional can install your new smart thermostat if you prefer, which is an excellent idea if you need electrical work, like adding a C-wire.

Start Saving by Choosing Aladdin Air Conditioning & Heating

The benefits of a smart thermostat outweigh the price tag. If you’re ready to install a smart thermostat in your San Fernando Valley or Ventura County home, Aladdin AC can help. Our skilled and friendly team members are experienced in installing all makes and models of smart thermostats, so you can count on the job being done right the first time.

Contact us online to learn more about upgrading your home’s thermostat system.


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