If you’re like most homeowners, you know that the cost of running your air conditioner skyrockets each summer. A smart thermostat can help keep those costs in check while providing more customized comfort.
How Do Smart Thermostats Work?
As the name suggests, the smart thermostat is more sophisticated than your conventional thermostat.
You can control this thermostat on its sleek, digital interface or via your smartphone by way of WiFi. As the thermostat learns your daily routine, it automatically adjusts temperatures to save you money. Some intelligent thermostats can even diagnose problems with your HVAC system or alert you when you need to change your air filter.
How Do Smart Thermostats Save Energy?
As your new thermostat learns your habits and makes automatic adjustments, it can keep your home at a higher temperature when you are gone, helping you save plenty of energy in cooling. Unlike programmable thermostats, which require you to set them and maintain a very regular schedule, smart thermostats are more flexible. They can sense when you’re home and when you’re away for extended periods and adjust the temperature accordingly.
What Are the Top Features of Smart Thermostats?
Automatic scheduling: Smart thermostats get to know your schedule and work particularly well if you have a very irregular schedule.
Geofencing: With geofencing, your thermostat can sense when you are getting close to home and can get things cooled down before you arrive.
Remote control: A WiFi-enabled thermostat is easily controlled from your smartphone so that you can adjust temperatures before you arrive home or while sitting on your couch.
Data management: You can track how your thermostat has been cooling your home and at what temperatures you have been most comfortable.
So, How Much Money Will a Smart Thermostat Save?
The EPA estimates that a smart thermostat can slash your energy costs by as much as $180 a year. By programming your thermostat to differentiate between at-home and away-from-home cooling needs and by plugging into some of its other smart features, you not only can get your wallet to thank you but also can experience amazing convenience while controlling it remotely.
To make sure your smart thermostat operates correctly, have it professionally installed by one of the pros at AAA Service Plumbing, Heating & Electric. To schedule your appointment, call (303) 622-3449.