Determining the right time to make the switch to a smart thermostat can seem overwhelming. However, there are many important advantages to making this swap. Smart thermostats offer an array of important features for homes and homeowners to make the most out of their HVAC system. They can even save you money in the long run. Let’s take a closer look at the five most important reasons you should consider a smart thermostat in your home.
1. Minimized Energy Costs
A smart thermostat can help you save money by reducing your energy bills through accurate and informative information. Smart thermostats learn how homeowners prefer temperatures in different rooms at different times throughout each day. They track motion to determine when heating and cooling are needed. These features allow the device to optimize performance while minimizing wasteful energy habits.
2. Tracked Energy Use
As we mentioned above, your smart thermostat can supply you with accurate tracking information for the energy usage and temperature trends within your household. This data can help you make informed decisions on how to schedule your heating and cooling, as well as identify any issues with your current HVAC system or routine. Tracking these numbers can also show you where you can make changes to optimize your heating and cooling within your home.
3. Remote Temperature Control
A massive advantage to using a smart thermostat is the ability to control your heating or cooling features remotely when you’re away from home. You just pop open an app on your phone or any other smart device. You can check in on your thermostat and home temperatures anywhere you have data or wifi connection. It’s easy to make adjustments and set schedules.
4. Reduced Scheduling Conflicts
Programming a traditional thermostat with a heating or cooling schedule can be quite a complicated task, and it leaves a margin of error that smart thermostats have eliminated. Not only can you set up scheduling easily within the device or connected app, but you can also make quick adjustments to your schedules with just a few taps, from any location. Creating new routines and saving them within the app makes seasonal temperature changes much easier to navigate.
5. Connection and Compatibility
Smart thermostats are just that: smart. This means they can be added and connected to your smart devices and routines that you have within your home already. Many smart thermostats can be integrated into Amazon Alexa or Google Home routines and can even be voice-controlled through these devices. These integrations also allow for your heating and cooling to be adjusted according to your location, like adjusted temperatures based on when you return home, or reduced use when the home is empty.
Smart thermostats are surprisingly easy to install and provide a long list of advantages over traditional thermostats. They are built to learn and adjust according to individual household needs and help you optimize your HVAC system for the best results.
Are you considering making the switch? Give us a call at (717) 818-1718 for a free estimate on smart thermostat installation. We can provide a quote over the phone and get you on the schedule as soon as possible.