What is Smart Recovery mode on my Carrier Thermostat?
Carrier thermostats have intelligence built in to assist in keeping homeowners comfortable. These features are in all Carrier systems and are unrelated to the Smart Neighborhood research objectives and initiatives of the project. If you want to enable/disable Smart Recovery, it can be easily accomplished in the setting of their thermostat. See video to learn more.
Smart Recovery is a feature of your thermostat designed to save energy by gradually adjusting temperatures. When it’s time for a programmed temperature change, Smart Recovery begins working in advance, turning the system on and off as needed to slowly adjust the indoor temperature. During these transition periods, you may notice that the actual temperature and your temperature setting don’t match. That’s Smart Recovery in action, adjusting temperatures in small increments for greater energy efficiency. This is more energy efficient than simply allowing the system to operate at full capacity until the desired temperature has been met.
NOTE: The thermostat will start adjusting the temperature 1.5 hours before the scheduled temperature change.