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What is a Smart Thermostat?

Over past 10 years, the acceptance of Smart technology has become clear. Everything from phones to vehicles, to home appliances, are becoming more intuitive in order to better serve consumers. Smart technologies are everywhere and your HVAC system is no different.

Smart thermostats can be found in different styles and many manufacturers like NEST Labs are trying to innovate the new breakthrough in smart home technology. Because this is a newer technology, there is certainly no lack of options or diversity when it comes to smart thermostats. Here are some of the best features smart thermostats offer:

 

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

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency has been important when you consider innovation. Smart thermostats aim to do just that. Using adaptive learning features as well as the ability to program the systems, smart thermostats are specifically designed to keep your home as comfortable as possible, while using the least amount of energy.

  • Programmable – Smart thermostats do not always need to be adjusted manually to fit your home comfort needs or your schedule. Many allow you to program a schedule.
  • Learning – while this may sound like something from 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 ins and outs your daily routine.
  • 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. More than just repeating patterns that waste energy, your thermostat learns the most effective ways to use the minimum amount of energy to save you money.
  • Environmentally Friendly– A recent report on Climate Change says that one of the four best ways to prevent climate change was installing a smart thermostat. Because the lower amount of energy being used, there are lower greenhouse emissions coming from your heating and air conditioning equipment.

That’s it! Smart thermostats save you money, make your home more comfortable, are more accessible, and better for the environment. If you are looking to make an informed smart home improvement that will pay off in the long run, a smart thermostat is what you need!

Interested in installing a smart thermostat in your home? Please reach out to consult with a certified technician today at (407) 917-1800!