What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without a lot of effort. With all these possibilities, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to lower your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The pros at Tri County Air Care LLC can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 469-617-3437 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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