Have you heard about the talking thermostats? I can see some of you now, shaking your head, as if what other unnecessary technology can they think up next…but talking thermostats are actually very helpful. While they surely are the most useful for those with vision problems, the elderly and people with disabilities, they also have some features that make them a nifty little gadget for anyone.
Talking thermostats will announce the time, day, temperature setting, room temperature and have audio instructions for setup. They will also announce to you when there is a problem with your unit and alert you that you need to have it serviced. How cool is that? Just like your car tells you when you need to change the oil, check the engine or your tire pressure – this thermostat tells you when to call for help. It can be hard to tell when your heating or cooling unit is having trouble and most of us are so busy these days we don’t really even notice when something sounds different – only when something stops working all together. This thermostat can help you save on major, costly repairs by alerting at the first sign of trouble and not waiting until your unit has died and you are freezing.
It also tells you when you need to change the filter. We have certainly expressed the importance of that over the years and this thermostat also helps you remember. Changing your filter not only helps your unit run more efficiently, but it also helps to cut down on the pollutants you breathe which helps with allergies and asthma.
There are even some talking thermostats on the market that recognize voice commands. For instance you would say an activation command like, “thermostat” and then tell it what you would like it to do, like “raise” or “lower” the temperature. Now, while that might seem sort of lazy to some people, there are many people in the world that actually need that technology. It would help their quality of life tremendously.
Call Carmine’s today for all of your heating, cooling and plumbing needs at 203-791-8089.