Save Money This Winter with a Smart Thermostat
Icy and cold winter weather has returned. As homeowners crank up the heat to keep warm, energy bills tend to skyrocket. But the rising costs usually associated with winter heating can be avoided.
Heating and cooling the home accounts for the majority of most homeowners’ utility bills, but it doesn’t have to. With a few simple adjustments, it’s easy to reduce your energy costs this winter without compromising comfort and convenience. A smart thermostat will help you save money, while maintaining a comfortable temperature in your home this winter.
Choosing a Smart Thermostat
There are lots of factors to consider when selecting the programmable thermostat that is right for your home. The type of interface, flexibility in programming, the type of cooling and heating system you have, ease of installation and compatibility with your other home automation devices are all things to consider.
What Is a Smart Thermostat
A good connected thermostat is intuitive about what’s going on inside and outside your home, enabling it to take smart actions that give you the perfect balance of energy savings and comfort. Smart thermostats can automatically adjust based on the time day, weather and occupancy. Some models even learn from your daily behaviors to calculate your ideal heating and cooling schedule, and offer a real-time view of energy consumption. Temperature settings can also be adjusted room to room based on occupant’s preference or the time of day.
Why a Smart Thermostat
Not only will a smart thermostat increase energy savings, but it can do so without much effort from you. Intuitive thermostats make heating your home and conserving energy convenient and simple. You don’t have to take the time or remember to adjust the settings; it does it all for you automatically. For instance, you can set your thermostat to turn off when you leave the house to save money and trigger it to resume 15 minutes before you return home so you’re always entering a warm and toasty property.
You can also operate your thermostat remotely from your mobile device using the manufacturer’s app for added convenience and functionality.
A smart thermostat can do more than just heat and cool your home. It can also protect you from smoke and Co2. Alarm.com’s smart thermostat connects to your smoke/Co2 detectors. If either hazard is detected, the thermostat instantly shuts down your HVAC, minimizing the chance of toxic gas or damaging smoke circulating throughout your home.
Warm up your house and keep it cozy this winter with a smart thermostat. And in no time at all your energy bills will begin to melt away.
For more information or to have a smart thermostat installed at your home or business, contact Hi-Tech Home.