Have you heard about smart thermostats? You might be wondering if they’re the right choice for your home, when you should consider getting one, or how they work. We’ll cover all of that. The most important thing to know about smart thermostats is how they benefit you, especially how they save you money. So we’ll cover that, too.
What Smart Thermostats Are
Just like any piece of “smart” technology, these thermostats are designed to be easy to use. They’ll also learn over time how to better meet your needs as they continue to assess your cooling and heating preferences. They are Wi-Fi enabled and you can connect with them via an app on your smartphone.
When to Consider Getting a Smart Thermostat
If you’re not happy with your current thermostat, it’s the perfect time for an upgrade. Perhaps your thermostat regularly needs to be recalibrated or doesn’t seem to work quite right. Or perhaps it’s very imprecise, with just a dial and dots for estimating the temperature you are setting it to. Maybe your thermostat is okay, but you’re excited about the possibilities of a smart thermostat, which is a good reason in itself.
Functional Benefits of Smart Thermostats
There are so many ways that smart thermostats differ from traditional models. For one thing, they are completely digital, making them easy to use and the display easy to read. It’s also easy to configure settings so that your home warms up or cools down according to your schedule without having to be manually adjusted each time.
They are very precise, so you don’t have to set your home to a temperature and hope for the best. With the app on your phone, you even don’t have to get up from the couch to adjust the thermostat. You don’t even have to be home!
Financial Benefits of Smart Thermostats
Because it is so easy to customize the settings, you’ll be able to allow your house to cool (or warm, depending on the season) by 7-10 degrees while you’re away for several hours each day. It can warm itself up (or cool down) before you get back without needing to be reset.
According to the Department of Energy, this can cut your heating and cooling bills by ten percent! But there’s more. If you go away for a weekend or a vacation and realize you haven’t changed your thermostat to your “away” settings, you don’t have to spend your relaxation time stressing about the money you’ve wasted heating or cooling an empty house. You can simply change the settings from wherever you are, just using your phone.
As part of its learning capabilities, it will provide you with reports about your energy usage and recommendations for how to spend less energy—and thus less money—on cooling and heating in Boston, MA.
If you’d like to know more about your smart thermostat options and how you could make the most of your money while improving your comfort, we’d love to hear from you.
Reach out to Cooling Unlimited, Inc. with all your smart thermostat questions.