For the last few 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 the advancements in technology, it is a no-brainer for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.
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 everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by using a programmable thermostat.
Smart thermostats give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.
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 keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
- Should it detect your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving 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 operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.
Ready to find a smart thermostat model that matches your home and lifestyle? The pros at Aggressive Mechanical can help you get on the right path to home comfort. You can reach us us at 732-806-5536 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.