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The Top Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat in the New Year
Why You Should Switch to a Smart Thermostat in 2021
- Remote Access: Smart thermostats can be accessed and adjusted from virtually anywhere. Most of today’s cutting-edge wireless thermostats are connected to wi-fi, meaning you can control them from your phone, tablet, computer, or anything else you use to access the internet. Best of all, by controlling your thermostat remotely, you will always be able to arrive home to the perfect temperature. Just pull up the app on your smartphone to start warming your house up before you leave your job, or turn your air conditioning off if you get held up somewhere and won’t be home for a long time. You can even monitor your home’s temperature while you are away on vacation!
- Less Work: While smart thermostats have basically the same purpose as traditional thermostats, they don’t require as much work when it comes to finding the right level of comfort. Smart thermostats provide you with automatic alerts, letting you know when it is time to change filters or call for a maintenance check. Moreover, today’s thermostats come with learning capabilities, meaning they are programmed to actually “learn” your comfort preferences on their own. That’s right—with their advanced algorithms, current smart thermostats will create schedules based on seasonal changes, energy usage, and your personal habits, and automatically adjust to the ideal temperature settings for your home.
- Savings, Savings, Savings: Because smart thermostats are designed to monitor energy usage, you can easily use them to keep track of your utility expenses. Again, these devices will automatically adjust on their own if your energy bills start to get out of control, plus some models can tell you when there is a problem with your HVAC system, potentially saving you money on repairs as well. Just look for any thermostat that has the ENERGY STAR®-certified label on it, and you can easily upgrade the overall energy efficiency of your home.