3 Reasons Why You Should Get A Smart Thermostat
We take our thermostats for granted. While they’re considered standard household features, close to 50 percent of our energy expenses come from heating and cooling.
This means our thermostats control up to half of our monthly household spending!
Regular, programmable thermostats are a huge step up from the old-school analog variety. Unfortunately, most of us don’t program them properly, if at all.
This wastes energy and big money.
A smart thermostat can save you money on energy bills, and the benefits don’t end there.
Read on why you should get a smart thermometer.
1. Zoning And Learning
Since half of our expenses come from energy, a smart thermostat provides an opportunity for lots of savings. Learn your heating and cooling habits and your coming and going routines.
Then let your thermometer create the most efficient programs. It can make real-time adjustments to accommodate unexpected weather changes too.
These smart features greatly reduce unnecessary use of heating and cooling when no one’s home.
Another money-saving feature that comes with most smart thermostat units is the zoning feature. Zoning allows different temperature settings for different rooms or areas of your home.
No longer wasting energy and money on unoccupied spaces.
Zoning can also save you money when it comes to maintenance. Heating and cooling smaller areas of the house will minimize the stress placed on your HVAC system.
This will slow down wear and tear and reducing the need for expensive repairs.
2. Remote Control
Smart thermostats connect to your home WiFi network and come with apps that are compatible with smart mobile devices such as computers and tablets.
With these apps, you can check your thermostat from anywhere and make temperature adjustments.
Not only are smart thermostats compatible with smart mobile devices, but they can also be synced to communicate with a variety of other smart home devices and appliances. Like digital home assistants or air purifiers too.
3. Energy Tracking And Alerts
With analog thermostats, your monthly expenses involve guesswork. It’s not always clear why you’re spending as much as you or how to set the thermostat accordingly.
With a smart thermostat, you can use your apps to see exactly how you’re using energy.
Size, location, and heating and cooling habits make up your home’s energy profile. Your smart thermostat uses these details to work as efficiently as possible.
This equals big savings. In fact, smart thermostats can save anywhere from 10 to 20 percent on energy bills.
One of the most common mistakes people make with their HVAC systems is neglecting to have it serviced on a regular basis. Much like with a car, this can lead to unnecessary repairs down the road.
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A neglected HVAC unit works on average 20 times as hard as one that’s well maintained. This hurts the environment and your bank account.
A smart thermostat stays on top of it all for you, alerting you to when it needs a filter change or is due for scheduled maintenance.
As you can see, new thermostat technology isn’t only great for heating and cooling. It can save you time, hassle, significant money, and give you a little extra peace of mind.
Now that you have this information, you definitely need to get a smart thermostat.
Do you have a smart thermostat?
Let me know, til then–cheers m’deres!
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Nancy Polanco is a freelance journalist, lifestyle content creator, and editor of Whispered Inspirations. She is a proud Mom to Gabby and Michaela, and wife to Darasak. Having worked as part of a health care team for almost a decade, Nancy is happy to be back to her passion. She is a contributor to the Huffington Post, TODAY’s Parents, and an Oprah Magazine Brand Ambassador.