You rely on your heating and air conditioning system to keep your home comfortable and safe, whether it's a hot summer's day or a blustery winter evening. One of the most important components of the HVAC system is the thermostat. While standard thermostats do the job, smart ones are a worthwhile upgrade.
What Are the Benefits of a Smart Thermostat?
1. Improved Efficiency
Most smart thermostats will allow you to create a schedule, or will learn your schedule over time, so the temperature will automatically adapt each day based on when you’re in and out of the house, or what temperature you like to sleep at. On top of that smart thermostats often have ways of automatically tracking when no one is home, meaning you won’t waste energy heating and cooling spaces when they are not in use when you go off-schedule. You can also manually adjust the temperature when you remember at the airport you never changed the thermostat for your vacation. Tools to track your heating and cooling habits, and get tips on how to reduce energy waste, are also available.
Although smart thermostats cost more than standard models initially, they can save you money over time by lowering your electric bill each month. Better yet, with your system not cooling or heating an empty house your HVAC system won’t have to work harder than it should. This extends its life span and means it will experience less wear and tear, reducing the risk of breakdowns.
With a traditional thermostat, you have to adjust the temperature on the device manually. Adjusting the temperature before you leave the house and at night can save a significant amount of money over time, but it's up to you to remember. With a smart thermostat, the automatic scheduling functions do this for you. You can also monitor and change the temperature remotely from your phone, tablet, or computer from wherever you are, be that the office, the airport, or, from the comfort of your bed.
If you're interested in having a smart thermostat installed, give Ron Hammes Refrigeration a call today.