Installing a smart thermostat doesn’t just make your house “smarter,” but it also makes you smarter. The advances in technology have allowed smart thermostats to be much more efficient than your run-of-the-mill thermostat, and upgrading your home with a smart thermostat provides many benefits.
Foremost, the incredible efficiency that a smart thermostat provides means spending less on your monthly energy bills. Manufacturers say that a smart thermostat could take 10-15 percent off your heating and cooling bill. When heating and cooling your home requires so much energy, you’ll be happy to see costs go down and efficiency go up.
Using the thermostat to set a schedule for heating and cooling makes a smart thermostat better. When you and your family fall into their normal routine, you can make a specific plan for when your thermostat turns off and on. When you know people will be out of the house this summer, you can set the temperature higher, but have it come back down as you all arrive back home.
Controlling your home’s temperature is far easier, too. Smart thermostats provide much better controls and visibility, making setting your temperature simpler. Some smart thermostats can also track the weather outside, and thus can change your home to not only be more comfortable but also more efficient.
What will further amaze you is that some models will provide you with energy reports, showing you how much power is used, how that usage has changed over time, and how much it is likely to save you money on your bills.
Plus, you do not even need to be home to set your smart thermostat. Many thermostats these days have Wi-Fi capabilities, and you can access your home’s climate control through your phone. An unexpected heat wave may make you want to drop the temperature down a little, and you can do that from work with an app on your phone.
Be a smarter homeowner with a smart thermostat. For more information on upgrading your thermostat or your HVAC system, call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.