If you’re in the market to upgrade your thermostat, we think a “smart” option is the way to go. Smart thermostats sync to your phone, tablet, or computer so that you can control your air conditioner or heater from anywhere. Read on for a few reasons that a smart thermostat is worth the investment.
- Smart thermostats learn your preferences. Rather than having to remember to change your temperature setting before you leave for work or before you go to bed, smart thermostats learn your habits and automatically change their settings to meet your desired temperature. This is convenient, of course, but also more energy-efficient. If you forgot to change the temperature before leaving your home, for example, your system will take care of it for you.
- Smart thermostats can help save you money. Since smart thermostats learn your routines and preferred temperatures, they’ll likely decrease your energy usage. A Nest study from 41 states saw an average savings of 10% to 12% on heating and cooling costs. For a relatively small investment, you can give yourself years of savings on energy costs.
- You can access your thermostat from virtually anywhere. Smart thermostats can be controlled via the thermostats themselves, but you can also change your settings via phone or smart device. While you’re at work or on vacation, you can change your settings anywhere you have an Internet connection. If you are heading home on a hot summer day, turn on your air conditioner ahead of time so that you’re welcomed into a nice, cool space.
- They’re sleek and modern. While most thermostats are not eyesores, smart thermostats are generally more attractive. They come in a variety of finishes to suit your décor, and since they’re smaller than traditional thermostats, they take up less wall space.
There are a variety of smart thermostat options, so one of them is sure to meet your needs. Give us a call – we’re happy to help you choose and install this simple but effective upgrade.