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What is a Smart Thermostat?

Over past 10 years, the appearance of Smart technology has been clear. From smartphones to cars, to home appliances, are becoming more advanced in order to better serve consumers. Smart technologies are growing in popularity and your heating /cooling system is no different.

Smart thermostats can be found in quite a few styles and many manufacturers like NEST Labs are trying to innovate the next “thing” in smart home technology. With it being a newer technology, there is certainly no lack of options or diversity when it comes to smart thermostats. Here are some of the great features smart thermostats have to offer:

 

Having Remote Access
It might appear simple, but often the simple things should be appreciated. With a smart thermostat, you can access your heating and cooling system from your phone, tablet, or computer. For example, if you are away from your home for a few days, you can decrease the temperature to save on your electricity bill. Minor things like that can really add up and save you money, while also making it effortless to adjust the system after you’ve left, just in case you forgot. This is a convenient feature for any home, but especially in second homes that you may not use very often.

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency has always been crucial when it comes to innovation. Smart thermostats aim to do exactly that. Through learning features as well as the ability to program the systems, smart thermostats are built to keep your home as comfortable as possible, while decreasing the amount of energy consumption.

  • Programmable – Smart thermostats don’t always have to be adjusted manually to fit your home comfort needs or your schedule. Most allow you to program a schedule.
  • Learning – kind of sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but Smart thermostats can learn from your habits. Just as programmable thermostats that can be set to fit your schedule, some of [them|these|the thermostats]70] can make adjustments to the changes you make in your routines.
  • Account for All the Data – A smart thermostat will typically analyze what the best way is to heat or cool your home while using the least amount of energy, based on the data it records. Instead of using the same settings that use unnecessary energy, your thermostat learns the ideal ways to utilize the smallest amount of energy to be efficient as possible.
  • Environmentally Friendly– A new study on Climate Change is clear that one of the 4 best ways to prevent climate change was choosing to install a smart thermostat. Because the lower amount of energy used, there are reduced greenhouse emissions coming from your HVAC equipment.

There you have it! Smart thermostats save you money, make your home more comfortable, are more accessible, and better for the environment. If you want to make an informed smart home improvement that will pay off in the long run, a smart thermostat is your best choice!

Interested in installing a smart thermostat in your home? Give us a call to speak with a certified technician today at 512-442-6782!