What is a communicating thermostat? According to York, it’s thermostat that not only controls heating/cooling equipment, but also communicates with other devices inside and/or outside the house. How does this help you? This is one more example of how technology is driving efficiency. The more efficient your system is, the less energy you will consume and that always translates into savings.
York’s communicating thermostat receives important information from the actual devices like the furnace or air conditioner. This information can be used to make subtle changes in temperature settings to help reduce your heating and cooling costs. This is a step beyond simply having a programmable thermostat. You still have all the benefits of being able to program your communicating thermostat but, you also get many added benefits.
The communicating thermostat can gauge the diminishing efficiency of your units and may suggest or alert you to filter changing or maintenance needs. The thermostat and devices know what the ideal efficiency is so it can alert you to possible problems and solutions. The interface on these thermostats make programming them so much easier and understandable. If being able to program your thermostat can save you significantly, then making it easier to program is a big plus. You can also get comfortable faster. There is a feature that allows the thermostat to communicate to the devices to operate at its highest capacity to get you the desired temperature more quickly.
If you would like more information about the York communicating thermostat or other products, call us with your questions or schedule an appointment and we would be happy to help educate you on all the exciting products York offers. Here is a link from York describing the communicating thermostat.
Fun Fact: If you set thermostats back 10 to 15 degrees for 8 hours while you’re at work, you’ll save about 10 percent on your heating and cooling, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.