Smart thermostats are the new way of heating and cooling your home. What’s nice about these devices is that you can control them from an app via your smartphone, which gives you more control and allows you to save energy. If you already have smart home devices, call us and find out how easy it is to integrate a digital smart thermostat into the mix.
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What Are Smart Thermostats?
If you’re thinking about a thermostat upgrade, now’s the time to consider getting a wifi or smart thermostat. These new devices are part of the ‘smart home’ revolution in which you can control many of your home’s functions via apps on your smartphone.
The smart thermostat allows you to remotely control your home’s temperature with an internet-connected device like an iPhone or Android phone. What’s nice about this feature is that you can program the thermostat to keep your home cool when you’re out to save money and have it warmed up and ready for you when you arrive back. Smart thermostats give you greater control over your home’s temperature and save energy in the process.
What’s the Difference Between Smart Thermostats & Programmable Thermostats?
Digital or programmable thermostats offer greater control than the traditional thermostat in that they allow you to program the temperature controls based on your schedule. For example, if you have a routine 9-5, Monday-Friday schedule, you can program the thermostat to operate during the times when you’re home and cool down during the times you’re at work. Programmable thermostats have a variety of ‘programs’ that allow you to tune the function to your liking.
However, the smart thermostat gives you even more control and can save you up to 20% on your energy bills. Unlike the programmable models, you control the smart thermostat remotely via an internet connection. Also, these systems integrate well with smart devices like Google Home and Apple HomeKit. If you want more information on how installing a smart thermostat can benefit you, call us and schedule a consultation.
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Benefits of a Wireless Thermostat
A smart thermostat is an inexpensive way to save money and get greater control over your energy bills. If you’re still on the fence about this technology, consider these benefits.
- Reduces Human Error: A smart thermostat eliminates mistakes like running the heater all night when you’re not home.
- Granular Monitoring: With your smartphone, you can monitor your home’s temperature and make adjustments remotely.
- Energy Savings: Because you can monitor your home more closely and make adjustments as needed, you save energy and money on your bill.
- Analyze Use: The smart thermostat, when coupled with an app, allows you to see how much energy you’re using so you can adjust it to become more energy efficient.
If you still have questions about smart or programmable thermostats, call Anderson Heating & Cooling and ask for help.