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Make Your Home More Efficient With A Smart Thermostat

Make Your Home More Efficient With A Smart Thermostat

August 16, 2019

The classic, round thermostat has been around for many years and has provided reliable service for millions of homes. This unit utilized a coil spring and a small vile of mercury that would cycle the home’s HVAC system on or off.  While these thermostats are still widely in use, there is a new technology today that has completely transformed the marketplace.

Welcome to the age of the smart thermostat! Smart thermostats can run your home’s heating and A/C systems much more efficiently than the older equipment ever could and these new units also provide homeowners with many technology options that were never before available. 

What Is A Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat is the latest in climate control technology that no longer relies on the traditional coil spring and mercury vial to control the start up and shut down of a home HVAC system. The new device’s digital sensors do a much better job of managing the temperature of a house as compared to the older models. In addition, smart thermostats have the ability to learn the daily habits of homeowners and can automatically make adjustments accordingly. The most exciting thing about these new devices is that they are connected to the internet, so homeowners can program them from anywhere with an app on their phone.

The Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat

 There are many benefits to switching to a smart thermostat. Here are some of the ways in which they can greatly help homeowners.

  • They Get To Know All About You – Smart thermostats are designed to capture data about your everyday habits with regard to climate control. By learning your daily schedule, they can help the HVAC system operate as efficiently as possible by making temperature adjustments throughout the day.
  • Remote Control Access – The downloadable phone app that comes with smart thermostats allows you to monitor your home’s temperature from anywhere via the internet. You can double check to see if the furnace is on during a cold snap in January or that the A/C is turned down on the way home from work during the muggy days of summer.
  • Monitor Energy Use – Smart thermostats can help you track your home’s energy consumption and provide suggestions on how to save money on expenses. Homeowners can also receive information on the energy use of other households for comparison purposes. Being able to see how you measure up against other people can be very enlightening.

Can A Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

You bet! Smart thermostats provide homeowners with the ability to run the house’s HVAC system much more efficiently, while still meeting their preferred climate needs. Having the option to control the home’s temperature remotely also saves a lot of money in non-wasted energy consumption. In addition, because these devices can learn about your habits, they can adjust the home’s temperature according to your daily schedule.     

What Is The Best Temperature To Set Your Smart Thermostat In The Summer?

78 degrees is the optimal temperature for your home in order to save on expenses during the summer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Of course, every homeowner can set the climate in their house to their liking, but should expect higher electric bills with lower temperatures. Another great way to use the smart thermostat is to turn the setting up higher during the day when nobody is home and then use the app to cool the house off before arriving back in the evening. 

Contact Us Today

During our 20 years in business, we have helped over 90,000 customers with all of their HVAC related needs. We have installed many smart thermostats and can help you determine if one would be a good choice for your home. We stock a variety of different models and can discuss all of the available options with you. Give us a call today to see how a smart thermostat can help you stay comfortable all year round, while saving you money at the same time.



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