We would all love increased energy efficiency in our lives, but is it realistic to think we can have any meaningful impact on our energy use? Good question. The answer is an emphatic yes. There are many ways to do so, but one of the easiest and most immediate is by simply adding a smart thermostat to your existing heating and air conditioning system. Take a look at three ways it can increase your energy efficiency:
#1: Ease of Use Means Easy Energy Savings
Older models of thermostats were not precise and didn't offer programming options. You just had to set it and forget it, letting it control the HVAC system at a constant temperature until you manually changed it again. Smart thermostats have user-friendly interfaces that are easy to set and program, so you only use energy to cool or heat your house when you need it.
#2: Change the Temperature Setting Anytime, from Anywhere
Smart thermostats have state-of-the-art technology that allows you to set and reset the programming whether you're home or not. Using Wi-Fi and a smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can access and change the temperature of your home remotely. This allows you to customize the comfort level of your home without having to leave it set the same way all day. This can save a substantial amount of energy over time.
#3: Track Your Energy Use
Smart thermostats allow you to track your energy use throughout the month so you can have real information about how much, or how little, you're using. This gives you the advantage of being able to adjust your use accordingly to fit into your energy goals or budget.
Don't give up on lowering your utility bills. For more information on increasing your energy efficiency with a smart thermostat, contact our friendly pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc.