How a smart thermostat can create smart heating and cooling and save you money.
Smart thermostats are all the rage when it comes to smart heating and cooling. It’s not hard to see why: smart thermostats have a number of benefits, the biggest of which is saving you money. Here’s the lowdown on this neat heating and cooling technology.
What’s the Challenge with Basic Heating and Cooling?
Even if you have the latest and greatest, most energy efficient heating and cooling units in your home, there could be an element of your system holding it all back: the thermostat. Whether you’ve got a dial thermostat or even a basic digital thermostat, the system still relies on you to set the temperature.
Doesn’t sound so bad, right? Except for when you want the temperature to adjust – when you’re away all day at work, or when you go on vacation, for instance. If you forget to adjust the thermostat, you’re spending money to cool a home that you don’t need to cool. Don’t forget the 20 minutes it takes to cool your home back down after saving money and energy all day with a higher temperature.
How is a Smart Thermostat Different?
A smart thermostat will really make your heating and cooling smarter! Smart thermostats learn your schedule and preferences based on your behavior over a certain number of days and then they program themselves based on those preferences. With auto-scheduling, you could save up to 20% on your smart heating and cooling bill.
Additionally, smart thermostats can be changed and reset remotely via a smart phone or computer app and a WiFi connection. Coming home early? Cool the house off before you get there. Staying an extra day on vacation? Change your preferences to keep the temperature at a more energy efficient level.
Smart thermostats also let you see – in real time – how much energy you’re using at any given moment and allow you to adjust your usage accordingly.
With smart thermostats, smart heating and cooling has gotten even smarter. And with all the money you’ll be saving on your energy bills this summer, you can adjust your summer budget to include more fun. Want to know more? Contact H.H. Hovey today to learn about installing and using smart thermostats in your home.