What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home
In recent 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 this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.
Smart Thermostats Can Save You Money on Energy Costs
Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make every day a consistent temp. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 15 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by utilizing a programmable thermostat.
Smart Thermostats Give You More Control
Smart thermostats provide you with even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smartphone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen 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 increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Additional Features of Smart Thermostats
There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you want 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 hold the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
- Should it spot your location to intuitively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
- Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while adjusting the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
- 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 leaving the couch.
Ready to find a smart thermostat model that matches your home and lifestyle? The pros at John D. Jones AC, Heating and Refrigeration can help you get started. Call us at 850-508-4662 or book an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home’s comfort system.