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Written by Walt Meyer

Smart Thermostat Features for a Comfy Home – Part 2

As discussed in Part 1, smart thermostats can be connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control them from a computer, smartphone, or tablet. Part 2 will discuss several key features of the smart thermostat and how you can benefit from them.


If you far away from home for a period of time, you can be alerted if something unusual occurs with your home’s temperature. For example, a smart thermostat can transmit an alert to you that your home’s temperature is falling to a dangerous level where the water in your pipes may freeze. You can then send a professional to repair the problem before broken pipes cause flooding and damage to your home.

Energy Tracking

Some smart thermostats can provide energy tracking reports based on monitoring areas of your home for energy usage. You can then make needed adjustments to temperature settings and save money.


After downloading the thermostat app to your smartphone or tablet, you can use its geofencing feature. A geofence is an electronic boundary surrounding your home. Once you cross the boundary with your mobile device, the app automatically activates the thermostat. This is a very handy feature for those who commute to work daily.  

Room Sensors

A typical thermostat detects the temperature of only the air around it. In order to set the correct comfort setting for each area of your home, you will need to add room sensors. Shaped like a button, a room sensor will monitor the temperature of a room. It can also send data to the thermostat when a room has occupants, so it can automatically adjust your HVAC (heating, ventilation, air conditioning) system.


Over time, homeowners know which areas, floors, and rooms in their home are cooler or warmer than others. By using a smart thermostat and room sensors, temperature zones can be created. Having this capability to control the environment for each zone can result in significant energy savings and a more comfortable home every season of the year.

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