Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all the advancements in technology, 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 reduce your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.
Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. 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 utilizing a programmable thermostat.
Smart thermostats give you even more control over your heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.
There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:
- Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
- Should it spot your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
- Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
- Should it operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without moving from your spot.
Ready to find a smart thermostat model that matches your home and lifestyle? The pros at Air Temperature Control can help you find a solution. You can reach us us at 478-202-3170 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.