A new year brings new opportunities to tackle home improvement projects and make updates that can improve the efficiency of your home. For example, have you considered switching from a manual thermostat to a smart thermostat? We use technology every day to make our lives easier and this easy upgrade offers programmable features, convenience in use, and can lower your monthly bills.
Most programmable thermostats on the market come with touch screen displays. These smart thermostats can be managed on your phone or tablet through apps, which allow you to remotely adjust your heating and cooling settings and schedules. Depending on the make and model, some smart thermostats are even compatible with voice-controlled assistants like Amazon’s Alexa or Google’s Assistant. These features make it easier and more convenient to program your heating and cooling settings.
Set a Schedule
Apps allow you to adjust heating and cooling temperatures on both an immediate and long-term basis. If your kids are coming home from school early, you can adjust the temperature instantly with your phone from your desk at work. If you have a week-long vacation coming up, you can plan ahead by programming heating and cooling levels for that time frame. Not only does the ability to remotely control your settings and schedules keeps you from wasting heat or air conditioning, but it also helps save you money on energy bills.
Lower Energy Bills
By upgrading your manual thermostat to a smart thermostat, you may be able to reduce your energy bills. Many of today’s smart thermostats are equipped with smart learning capabilities that monitor your heating and cooling usage, habits, and schedules. This allows the device to provide cost-saving recommendations that are custom for your lifestyle. For example, the Nest Learning Thermostat uses sensors to detect when you’ve left your home and has the ability to automatically turn down the heat or air conditioning. These features are designed to save homeowners up to 10-20% on their heating and cooling costs. Call a local professional Nest Pro installer, like Valor Mechanical, to help you install and set up your smart thermostat.