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Now You Can Control Your Home’s HVAC System from Anywhere

york-affinity-residential-communicating-control-LYou probably interact with your current thermostat on a consistent basis. And, most likely, it is rectangular, whitish, with little arrows that let you change the numbers on the screen. This small control box actually plays a large role in your heating and cooling system’s energy efficiency and your home comfort.

At SmartHouse, we can troubleshoot and install traditional thermostats like yours. But we also think you should know about some more recent advancements in thermostat technology: programmable thermostats and smart (communicating) thermostats.

Programmable Thermostats

Screen_Shot_2012-11-30_at_10.39.37_AMAre you gone for a good portion of the day? Do you change your thermostat setting before going to bed? If you answered yes to either one of these questions, a programmable thermostat could be a great way for you to automatically reduce your energy consumption (assuming your home is already properly sealed and insulated.)


  • Reduced energy bills – You can save up to 25% by properly programming your thermostat to adjust when you are away and sleeping.
  • Easy to use – The large screens and straight-forward menus make programming your thermostat easy.
  • Custom options – Choose a model that lets you program each day individually and enjoy increased flexibility for your fluctuating schedule.

Smart Thermostats/Communicating Technology

Have you ever wished your home was a SmartHouse? You know, something you could control from your laptop, tablet, smartphone or other mobile device?

Devices like the Nest Thermostat and Ecobee push the definition of a thermostat. These smart or communicating thermostats bring additional features to the traditionally plain white control box.


  • Increased convenience – Control your home’s heating and cooling system from anywhere.
  • Added control – Many smart thermostats also work with your humidifier, air cleaner or air handler to provide additional energy-saving and comfort options.
  • Unmatched comfort – With the ability to control each of your home’s comfort system components, you can create the most comfortable home environment possible.

This is only a small sampling of the thermostats we offer at SmartHouse. There are options available to fit any budget, need and home decor. Contact us online for more information.