There’s a lot of buzz going on around new smart thermostats. So, what are they? How do they work? What makes them so special? Precision Heating & Air is here to answer all your questions.
Smart thermostats make it convenient and seemingly effortless to automate your home’s heating and air conditioning functions. Heating and cooling account for nearly half of your home’s energy costs. Smart thermostats are a way to cut back on cost and energy usage. They learn from your behaviors, allow you to control the climate in your home remotely, show you energy consumption in real time, and can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity.
Save Money and Energy with a Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are more energy efficient than conventional thermostats and allow you to use less energy, saving you money in the long run. What companies look at when calculating your monthly or yearly savings includes the equipment’s runtime savings, average electricity rate in your area, and heating fuel rate for your state.
Many smart thermostats will encourage customers to make energy-saving choices by preparing a monthly report that shows how much energy was used and compares it to other users in the area.
Increase Home Comfort Before You Get Home
By using a smart thermostat, you can ensure your home is at the perfect temperature every time you walk through the door. Smart thermostats, like the ecobee3, allow you to adjust the temperature from a mobile app, giving you the power to make your house cooler or warmer before walking in the door.
Simple Programming with a Smart Thermostat
Programming with a smart thermostat takes human error out of the equation. Smart thermostats, like the ecobee3, are more user-friendly than traditional thermostats and will learn your schedule and preferences. If you’ve ever forgotten to adjust the temperature of your home before leaving for the day, or on vacation, you can appreciate how smart thermostats can detect that you’ve left.
Monitor Your Home Temperature While Away
With a smart thermostat, you can check the companion app while you’re away from home to make sure everything is running at the correct temperature. This is a great advantage for those who own multiple homes.
A few smart thermostat companies like ecobee and Honeywell allow homeowners to receive email alerts when temperatures are outside of their predetermined range or if their thermostat disconnects from its network.
Start Using a Smart Thermostat in Your Home with Precision Heating & Air
These are just a few of the many benefits of switching to a smart thermostat. Contact the professionals at Precision Heating & Air today to learn more about the smart thermostats we recommend. Schedule an appointment with us online or call our office at (770) 758-4552.