Smart Thermostats

We Install Smart Thermostats In Homes & Businesses

Smart Thermostat Installations In Parksville, Qualicum, Nanoose, and The Oceanside Area.

Are you looking to turn your home into a more modern, comfortable space?

Smart thermostats or wireless Wi-Fi thermostats offer modern convenience and a reliable way to reduce your energy cost.  Smart thermostats can be programmed to match your lifestyle.  The heat can come on before you wake up in the morning so when you walk into a bathroom or kitchen the space will be nice and warm.  AC can be set to keep your home cool at specific times of the day.

Smart thermostats can learn your daily routine and adjust accordingly to offer the best comfort and lowest energy consumption.  Most HVAC systems are compatible with smart thermostats and we often retrofit them to older systems.

Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. is a full service and licensed HVAC contractor based out of Qualicum Beach and serving the entire Oceanside area including Qualicum, Parksville, Nanoose, and Nanaimo.  We specialize in the installation and programming of smart, wifi-enabled thermostats.  The process starts with one of our free home assessments where can view your existing heating and cooling systems and come up with a plan and a price to make your system "smart".

Why Would You Want To Smart Thermostat Installation?

  • Your current thermostats are not functioning or are very old and you'd like a modern upgrade.
  • You don't have consistent temperature control in your home and rooms are either too hot or too cold.  Smart thermostats can help avoid these temperature swings and keep your comfort consistent.
  • You have children or family members who love to crank the thermostats and then leave a room without turning it back down.

Friesen's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. is happy to evaluate your current thermostat and provide you with all of the information you'll need to decide if a smart thermostat is the right choice for your home.


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Based on 29 Reviews

Wow .. if there was a button higher than 5/5 this company definitely would be top of our list. Long story short, we were running on emergency heat last 6 months misdiagnosed by another company, after some research hubby picked Fujitsu as being the most technically advanced heat pump. Mike helped me by offering a contact for rebates as well as moved some appointments to provide immediate professional installation as our house was chilly, amazing workmanship. Thanks so much guys, much appreciated!! PS our dogs loved them too, pet friendly as well 🙂

Evelyn Michor April 13, 2023

We had very good service from Mike. He's busy but came at exactly the scheduled time and fixed our heat-pump. Our previous service guys were ripping us off. Mike explained what needed to be done and charged us exactly as Quoted. No surprises. He's our goto guy now.

John McNulty April 2, 2023

Our furnace broke during a cold snap. Mike came out the same day, Friday afternoon, gave us an estimate, and started right away on Monday. There were some hardware issues with the new unit, and he had them replaced by the manufacturer as soon as he could, and worked hard and extra long to get everything going for us. He was very professional, knowledgeable and responsive, and seemed to really care about doing a great job and getting us out of the cold. We will continue to use his services for our property. Thanks Mike!

E Bett February 26, 2023

Mike installed a heat pump and header. Service was excellent, very efficient and cost effective compared to WESTILE. System works very well. Mike also followed up in a timely manner (same day) when my receipt was misplaced, enabling me to apply for aFederal rebate.

jan nelms February 17, 2023

Mike is super capable and a pleasure to have at the house . Thanks for the great work

ken johnston February 17, 2023

Well done Mike and team! Prompt and professional. The project and transaction was simple and fast with no drama. We will definitely use you again. 🙂

Tyler Cody February 16, 2023

How Does A Wireless Thermostat Save You Money?

Smart Thermostat Installation With a smart thermostat installation you gain more control over your home's heating and cooling systems.  These devices reduce energy consumption a few different ways.

  • They can automatically lower the temperature when you're not home.
  • They can regulate the specific times of day your heating or cooling system can come on.  Reducing your energy costs during peak times.
  • With consistent temperature control you won't have the extreme temperature swings that a traditional thermostat can have, especially if you set it and walk out of a room and forget to turn it off or turn it down.

Every home is different and has different rates of energy consumption.  In order to come up with a more accurate number as to how much it could reduce YOUR energy bills we'd need to know the following:

  • What is the size of your home?
  • How many stories is your home?
  • What are temperature and humidity preferences?
  • What type of existing HVAC systems do you have?

Determining the Ideal Smart Thermostat for Your Needs

There's a diverse array of smart thermostats designed to accommodate various heating mechanisms found in homes, including electric baseboards, wall heaters, central forced-air furnaces, ductless or mini-split heat pumps, room air conditioners, AC units, and even specific models for in-floor electric heating. To identify the optimal model suited to your home's setup and existing wiring, it's crucial to conduct thorough research.

Below are some guiding questions to assist in your search:

Does your home employ electrical heating, such as baseboard heaters or electric in-floor heating? You might want to explore line-voltage smart thermostats like:

    • Mysa
    • Sinopé
    • Stelpro

Is your home equipped with a forced-air heating system, which might include central and ductless heat pump systems? Consider these low-voltage smart thermostats:

    • Nest
    • Ecobee
    • Honeywell
    • Emerson
    • Schneider Electric
    • Mysa
    • Flair

Select a thermostat from a reputable brand that ensures sustained product support for an enduring lifespan.

Why Choose Friesen's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. For Your Smart Thermostat Installation?

We strive to provide the best, most efficient temperature control systems for our customers. We are not a large company but we’re big enough to complete your job, and we’re still small enough that we truly care. Often we can come out and inspect your project the same day you phone and we can schedule our appointments to the hour. Your time is valuable and we recognize that! You’ll never have to wait an entire day for us.

Your specific temperature and comfort needs will vary depending on the size of your building or living space and how it's used.  Friesen's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. can come up with affordable solutions to meet your needs, with flexible payment terms and even financing packages so you can get your smart thermostat installation needs taken care of.

If you would like an estimate for smart thermostat installation in your home or building give Friesen's Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. a call today (250) 714-5230 and we can schedule an appointment.

The Benefits Of Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats = comfort, convenience, and energy savings!

#1.  Energy Efficiency: Smart thermostats can be programmed to adjust the temperature at certain times of the day, which can reduce energy consumption. For example, they can lower the heat or air conditioning when you're not at home or during off-peak business hours, helping to save on energy costs.

#2.  Cost Savings: As a result of the increased energy efficiency, you'll likely see a reduction in your energy bills. While the initial cost of a smart thermostat might be more than a traditional one, the energy savings over time can make it a cost-effective investment.

#3.  Convenience: With a smart thermostat, you can control the temperature of your home or business from anywhere using a smartphone or tablet. This is especially useful for businesses that have multiple locations, as it allows for centralized control.

#4.  Comfort: Smart thermostats can learn your habits and adjust accordingly to ensure maximum comfort. They can turn up the heat before you get home in the winter, or ensure your business is at a comfortable temperature for when employees arrive.

#5.  Maintenance Reminders: Smart thermostats can provide convenient reminders for your regular HVAC system maintenance, such as when it's time to replace air filters. This can help extend the lifespan of your HVAC system, maintain its efficiency, and ultimately help keep repair costs down.

#6.  Integration with Other Smart Devices: Many smart thermostats can be integrated with other smart devices in your home or business, such as smart speakers, allowing for voice control. Some also integrate with home automation systems for a fully integrated smart home or business environment.

#7.  Usage Reports: Some smart thermostats provide detailed energy usage reports. These can help you understand your energy habits better and make changes where necessary to save even more energy.

#8.  Alerts: Smart thermostats can also send alerts if your home or business's temperature goes above or below set thresholds, if there's a power outage, or if there's a problem with your HVAC system. This allows you to address issues quickly, potentially preventing damage and saving money in repair costs.

Questions About Smart Thermostat Installation?

A smart thermostat is an internet-connected device that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings in your home or business for optimal performance. It uses advanced algorithms and sensors to learn your daily routine and temperature preferences, creating a customized heating and cooling schedule to maximize both comfort and energy efficiency.

Yes, smart thermostats can typically be installed in older homes or buildings. However, some older HVAC systems may not be compatible with all smart thermostat models. It's recommended to check compatibility before purchasing or consult with the experts at Friesen's Heating & Air Conditioning.

Many smart thermostats require a common wire (C-wire) for power, which may not be present in older homes. However, some models of smart thermostats come with adapters or are designed to work without a C-wire. If you're uncertain, it's best to get a professional assessment.

Yes, smart thermostats can help to optimize the use of an older HVAC system, potentially improving energy efficiency by allowing for better control and scheduling. However, keep in mind that the efficiency of the HVAC system itself is also dependent on other factors like its age and maintenance.

Retrofitting an older building with smart thermostats can involve challenges such as compatibility with existing HVAC systems, lack of necessary wiring, and connectivity issues if the Wi-Fi signal is not strong throughout the entire building. It's recommended to work with an experienced HVAC professional to address these challenges.

By learning your schedule and temperature preferences, a smart thermostat can help reduce unnecessary heating or cooling when you're away or asleep. Many smart thermostats also provide energy usage reports, which can offer insights into when and how your energy consumption is at its highest, providing opportunities for additional savings.

Yes, one of the key benefits of a smart thermostat is the ability to control it remotely. This means you can adjust your home or business's temperature from anywhere using your smartphone or tablet.

Most smart thermostats are compatible with a wide range of HVAC systems, but it's always best to check compatibility before purchasing. If you're unsure, then we can provide you with tailored advice based on your specific system.

Many smart thermostats can integrate with other smart devices in your home or business. This can include smart speakers for voice control or a larger home automation system for a fully integrated smart environment.

While some functions of a smart thermostat can work without internet, to take full advantage of all features including remote access and usage reports, a stable Wi-Fi connection is required.

Smart thermostats typically require very little maintenance. However, it's a good idea to keep the thermostat and its sensors clean and free of dust, and make sure its software is regularly updated.

By reducing the amount of unnecessary work your HVAC system has to do and alerting you early to potential issues, a smart thermostat can contribute to a longer and healthier lifespan for your HVAC system.

Yes, if your home or business has a zoned HVAC system, you can install a smart thermostat in each zone. This allows for more precise control of the temperature in each area, increasing comfort and efficiency.

Experience The Friesen's Difference

We're Not Like Every Other HVAC Company In The Oceanside Area

Licensed & Insured

We are properly licensed in BC and carry sufficient insurance to ensure your property is protected while we work.


Our team has many years of experience in the HVAC industry in British Columbia and Vancouver Island.

Competitive Pricing

We won't always be the lowest estimate but we'll always provide the best quality service and workmanship, and the most value.

Great Communication

We are excellent communicators and keep you in the loop at every stage of your project.

Rave Reviews

We have many happy clients who are absolutely thrilled with the work we've done for them.

Spotless Clean Up

You'll never know we were on your property aside from the more comfortable home or building we've left behind.

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