Benefits of a Smart Thermostat
Your thermostat is the gateway to comfort at home. It holds all the control over the temperature in which you live, and therefore whether or not you sweat, have chills, or are just right.
Smart thermostats are an inexpensive upgrade, which can help you save on energy costs, better regulate your home’s temperature, and add convenience to your life. They are more pricey than an analog model, but the potential benefits outweigh the cost.
What Smart Means
Smart thermostats are similar to other smart devices that have infiltrated modern life. You may have smart bulbs, smart plugs, smart appliances, or a smart doorbell. A thermostat has the same basic distinction of linking to your internet-connected devices, like a phone or tablet.
You can program the thermostat from your phone, set the temperature, set up automatic changes, and more. Some models of smart thermostats can also track your energy usage so you can be fully aware of your habits and make changes if necessary.
The technology is easy to use, and it’s easy to learn how to adapt the thermostat to your preferences.
Specific models of smart thermostats can also have a learning feature that adjusts to your home’s habits over time. The unit can learn when people are home, when they aren’t, and when activity requires heating or cooling.
Having remote control and quick access to your home climate can help you only use energy when necessary. Not only does this help with conservation, but it also reduces your monthly energy bill. Smart thermostats are one of the best ways to save energy with your HVAC.
Your home doesn’t need to be at 70 degrees while you’re at work all day. Your smart thermostat can reduce or raise the temperature, depending on the season, therefore turning off your furnace or air conditioner. No one wants to waste money on something they aren’t using, and your smart thermostat can help with that.
The actual savings vary by model and by home, so consult with your local HVAC technician to see what the best option would be.
Variety of Features
Smart thermostats can alert you when there are dramatic changes in temperature at home. Whether you're home or away, you’ll be able to know when you need to adjust, or you can investigate a possible problem with your HVAC unit.
Smart thermostats also provide the ultimate convenience. When you wake up in the morning and are freezing, you can just grab your phone to make a temperature adjustment, rather than getting up and walking to the thermostat.
While you can change the temperature with a tap of your finger, you can also set up a schedule to run independently. If you leave for work at 8:30 every day and return at 5:30, you can set up a schedule to raise/reduce the temperature during your absence. If you like it colder at night, you can make an adjustment that begins when you go to bed and ends when you usually get up.
Similarly, smart thermostats can automatically manage your home’s temperature if you’re on an extended vacation. For more than a couple of days, temperatures are sure to fluctuate, and your needs will change. This smart device can prevent the temperature from dropping too low or getting too high while you’re relaxing on vacation.
Smart Thermostats and More
When you invest in a smart thermostat, you want it to be installed correctly. The team at On Time Home Services is the best choice for installing smart thermostats and all your heating and cooling needs. Call us today at (949) 649-8777 for more information and to make an appointment.