- Smart thermostats include features such as sensor inputs, app controls, automatic temperature control, remote access, and a few others that help users make the most of their HVAC systems and also save money in the process.
- Through the use-scheduling feature of smart thermostats, you can define what temperature you want at specific times of the day (or night).
- Smart thermostats can also accept sensor inputs and use this data to manage their performance and power usage.
- Some grid energy providers have given users the option to sync their thermostats with the grid save money
How to Save with a Smart Thermostat
HVAC systems are one of the leading causes of high electricity bills. Even if you have a solar setup and do not actually pay for energy, they can still consume and waste energy. In most homes, HVAC systems have a standard thermostat on which you can set a certain temperature, and then the HVAC regulates and maintains that temperature in the house.
Today, smart HVAC thermostats have overtaken this technology. Smart thermostats include features such as sensor inputs, app controls, automatic temperature control, remote access, and a few others that help users make the most of their HVAC systems and save money
Smart Thermostat Benefits
Sometimes you forget to adjust the temperature when you reach home when you leave the house, or even when the weather starts to change. Through the use-scheduling feature of smart thermostats, you can define what temperature you want at specific times of the day (or night). The system will automatically adjust the HVAC performance to meet your needs.
While this is a very simple feature, it is a very powerful one when it comes to saving power. If you are saving even 25% each night for 10 hours every night, it will work out to be a handsome figure in annual savings.
Standard thermostats have remote controllers, but smart thermostats have a ‘remote’ control in that they can be controlled remotely. If you are outside in the garden, at work, or even away for vacation, you can remotely access the thermostat and make changes to it. This will require the thermostat to have an internet connection so you can connect to it through the internet.
This feature makes owning an HVAC so much more convenient. It helps maximize use when you most need it and minimize it when you are away.
Smart thermostats can also accept sensor inputs and use this data to manage their performance and power usage. One of the best ways to use this feature is to have sensors in different parts of the home and in each room with an HVAC outlet. The sensor will be able to detect human movement, or the presence of people, much like motion sensors on security systems. If it senses people, it will continue to provide HVAC cooling/heating at the pre-set temperature. If it senses that the room is empty or everyone has left the house, it will lower the HVAC power and let the temperature rise/fall.
Peak Usage Compensation
In many cities around the world, the price of electricity is dependent on the load or peak hours. At certain times of the day (usually in the late afternoon and early evening), electricity can be significantly more expensive than at other times of the day.
Some grid energy providers have given users the option to sync their thermostats with the grid. This way, when the grid experiences high demand or peak usage time, the thermostat automatically adjusts its temperature to manage the change.
With even the most basic smart thermostat, you get far more features than you do with a standard one. These can be extremely helpful in saving money and optimizing the use of the HVAC unit. The upgrade to the smart thermostat can be a little challenging to do on your own, but we can help you out. Our experts can help you upgrade to a better thermostat in no time. Call Sharon’s Heating and Cooling at (734) 425-1415 for an answer to your questions.