Smart thermostats are the smart way to incorporate energy efficiency in your winter heating.
Want to lower energy costs and boost your energy efficiency? One of the easiest and most effective ways to do that is with a smart thermostat. But you can't just install it and use it in the same old way you would a regular thermostat. You have to take advantage of all it has to offer. Here are two tips for getting the most out of your smart thermostat:
Tip #1: Set Your Schedule
The first and most important thing to do with your smart thermostat is to set it up with your schedule. For it to save you money, it can’t just run all the time, whether you need it or not. You want it to adjust to times when you need it more and times when you need it less. While you’re at work, for example, the house can be a little cooler in the winter. And when you’re sleeping, you don’t need the heat to be running full blast. Set your schedule and let the thermostat work for you.
Tip #2: Take Advantage of Wi-Fi Options
The latest models of smart thermostats have Wi-Fi connections, and you should take advantage of them to get the most out of the thermostat. These features include the ability to change your programming remotely based on the need for more heat or cooling and capacity to monitor the temperature outside and adjust the temperature in your home remotely to compensate. The ability to see an energy use report so you can make changes based on your energy use in the month to date is also a helpful feature.
Don't invest in a smart thermostat unless you're going to use it. For more tips on getting the biggest energy efficiency bang for your buck with a new smart thermostat, contact our team of pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.