Hospitality

How to Select a Smart Thermostat to Provide A Premium Experience

Today’s smart thermostats act as your eyes and ears inside your hotels and residence units to keep guests happy and comfortable. See our top features on what to look for to make HVAC equipment management effortless.

Here’s what you need to know to provide a premium experience for your guest:

Smart thermostats have advanced and improved even further in recent years as more homeowners and property managers adapt their capabilities and cost-reduction features for their residents. Programming cycles, efficiency settings, and cloud-supported integrations are now the standard for these smart devices, and they provide even more helpful information for guests and residents of your units - and more insights and cost savings for you. The key feature among smart thermostats that helps hospitality and assisted-living managers is the AUTOMATION impact - making the best use of your time and investment to keep clients and guests comfortable year-round.

7 key features to look for when choosing a smart thermostat

When deciding on what type of smart thermostat is best for your property, there are many factors you'll want to consider. The best smart thermostats on the market will save you money while they keep your property and guests comfortable. Here are some features to consider when selecting a smart thermostat for your property:

  1. Easy Installation: Many of today's smart thermostats can be installed in minutes, without the need for an HVAC technician. Simply follow the instructions in the app or on the thermostat itself.
  2. Ease Of Use: The best smart thermostats are designed for busy property managers who don't have time to fiddle with settings. They should be easy to use and come with clear instructions.
  3. Intuitive Controls: The best smart thermostats come with controls that are easy to understand and use. Many of today's thermostats have touchscreens that make it easy to adjust temperature settings even.
  4. Remote Access: The best smart thermostats can be controlled from anywhere in the world, using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop. This means you can adjust temperature settings from your office, the beach, or even on the go.
  5. Energy Savings: Look for a smart thermostat that can help you save money on your energy bills. Many of today's thermostats come with energy-saving features that can help you reduce your property's energy consumption.
  6. Scheduling: The best smart thermostats let you create schedules for heating and cooling your property. This means you can set the temperature to match your guests' needs and save money on energy costs.
  7. Alerts: The best smart thermostats come with alerts that let you know when the temperature in your property changes. This means you can be alerted to potential problems, such as a power outage, before they become an issue.

How to Save Money With A Smart Thermostat while providing a premium experience

A smart thermostat can help you save money on your energy bills by reducing your property's energy consumption. Here are some tips on how to save energy and money with a smart thermostat:

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  • Set a schedule: Set a schedule for heating and cooling your property that matches your guests' needs. This will help you increase efficiency save money on energy costs.
  • Use the away mode: When you're away from your property, use the away mode to reduce your property's energy consumption.
  • Adjust the temperature: Adjust the temperature to match your guests' needs and save money on energy costs.
  • Use energy-saving features: Many of today's smart thermostats come with energy-saving features that can help you reduce your property's energy consumption.
  • Follow our guide: Be sure to read our guide on how to save money with a smart thermostat to learn more about energy-saving features and tips.

Compatibility, installation, cost, and features all play a role in selecting a smart thermostat for your facilities. With their advancements in programming, cloud-connectivity, and ease of use, these devices have taken the guesswork out of managing multiple properties or facilities at once. For hospitality and assisted-living facility managers, it’s clear that smart thermostats are the primary technology touchpoint for both guests and the property staff to deliver a comfortable and efficient experience for everyone on site.

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