The Advantages of Smart Thermostats
A smart thermostat takes the place of your existing traditional thermostat. It lowers your energy costs by learning your schedule and your preferences. You can start by programming it to your desired indoor temperature. From there, it’ll automatically cycle your heat or air conditioner on and off to keep you comfortable.
What sets this type of thermostat apart is that you can program it around your schedule. Heating and cooling your home takes a great deal of energy. This is the energy you pay for. Why waste it on heating and cooling an empty house? Once your new Wi-Fi-connected thermostat learns your routine, it’ll adjust your HVAC system so that it conserves energy.
Having a smart thermostat that saves energy doesn’t mean that you’ll have to come home to a cold house in the winter or a hot one during the summer months. Instead, it knows when to expect you and makes the necessary adjustments, so you’re comfortable from that first step through the door. You can also change the setting from an app on your mobile device before arriving home.
You don’t have to be a tech genius to take advantage of a smart thermostat. Even if you do nothing more than enter your preferred temperature, it’ll still be beneficial. Depending on the model you choose, your thermostat will give you reports on your energy usage, compare this usage to your neighborhood’s average consumption, and give you updates on the energy you’re saving. All you need to get started is a central HVAC system, Wi-Fi, and a smart device you can download the app.
There are many reasons why you’ll want to have a smart thermostat in your home:
- Maximize your comfort
- Lower your energy bills
- You can program it from anywhere
- Get the most out of your HVAC system