Ask the Expert

Q: I keep hearing about smart thermostats; how do they work?

A: One example of a smart thermostat is the Ecobee. It lets you adjust the temperature of your home remotely using your smartphone or computer. Once you have the thermostat installed and register it online, you will be able to access it from anywhere, thanks to a personalized web portal. (We can install this thermostat for you.)

The Ecobee can also send you an email or text alert about a drastic temperature change — and possible equipment failure. Some models even let you know when it’s time to change filters or schedule maintenance for your heating or cooling system.

Many of our “snow birds” use this type of thermostat because of the peace of mind it provides. Please contact us if you would like to learn more.

Burt’s service team can winterize your summer home to avoid frozen pipes. Call us for details or contact us here.