When it comes to home upgrades these days, it seems like an increasing number of people are making “smart” decisions.
Indeed, smart devices aren’t just limited to that phone in your pocket anymore. The latest generation of these types of products have been taking the home comfort and technology world by storm, perhaps most notably in the form of smart thermostats. Gone are the days where you have to physically go up to your thermostat and make manual adjustments - now you can just tap a few buttons on your phone.
It already sounds pretty good, doesn’t it? Keep reading to learn more about the benefits of a smart thermostat to find out if it may be right for you.
This is probably the biggest benefit of having a smart thermostat in the home. Smart thermostats can help cut down on energy costs by making sure that your HVAC system isn’t left running when no one is home. They can do this by:
It’s important to note here that not all smart thermostats come with the learning behaviour option. However, if you don’t see yourself actively monitoring the temperature, you may want to invest in one with this feature to really maximize your savings.
And the savings are significant. One study found that North American customers saved up to 26% on their heating and cooling costs by installing a smart thermostat.
Do you have trouble remembering when to change the filter in your furnace or air conditioner? You won’t anymore with a smart thermostat! Not only can they let you know when the last maintenance check was completed, but they can also send you a text or email when it’s time for some preventative maintenance. This may also end up saving you some money in the long run, as you won’t need to worry about any expensive repairs due to missed maintenance tasks.
When you invest in a smart thermostat, you don’t only have to install it in your home - you also have to install its app on some compatible technology. Fortunately, these free-to-download apps are typically compatible with most smartphones, tablets, and laptops.
These apps tend to be pretty easy to install and use, so unless you’re really technologically-challenged, you shouldn’t have a hard time connecting it to your device. Once it’s all set up, you can use the app to keep an eye on your home’s HVAC needs and change the settings on the fly. Want your home warm and toasty for when you get home from work? Simply open up the app to get that heating pumping before you even leave the office. It can really be that easy!
Unless you know a lot about wiring, it’s best to have your smart thermostat installed by a professional. They can use their knowledge and experience to make sure that it’s installed right the first time, minimizing the risk of any complications and allowing you to get the most out of your new device.
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