Home tech is booming, and it seems like smart devices are taking over every room of homes in Brown Summit, NC. Even thermostats are getting smarter, using a variety of information to make your home more energy-efficient and more convenient. Here is a rundown of some of the helpful features of smart thermostats.
How Smart Thermostats Work
Like most smart devices, these thermostats connect to your home Wi-Fi and work with an app so that you can control them remotely. In addition to basic programmable heating and cooling, smart thermostats can have complex features like smart learning, generating reports for the family and monitoring air quality in your home.
By tracking when to heat and cool your home, smart thermostats work by reducing how much energy your home is using when it isn’t needed. This can be set up with timers on simpler devices, or you might get fancy with geofencing technology.
Geofencing is when the thermostat tracks the comings and goings of your phone when it enters and exits a certain radius around your home. This technology allows the temperature inside the house to adjust accordingly as you approach your home.
Why Is a Smart Thermostat Beneficial?
The main purpose of installing a smart thermostat in your home is to reduce the amount of energy used to heat and cool your home. This will, in turn, save you money on your utility bill.
Increased efficiency also helps decrease the draw that your home has on the power grid system wherever you live while keeping your home comfortable. These devices can also prolong the lifespan of your HVAC system by decreasing their usage.
Simply putting less stress on your system during the times you don’t need it means that you can have a longer-lasting HVAC system. A smart thermostat helps you by automating these processes.
Many of us aren’t in our homes during the day, so it is acceptable for temperatures to be higher when we’re away. Smart thermostats allow you to automatically program those hours as well as to control them from the app if you forget to knock the temperature down when running out the door.
In addition to heating and cooling the entire home, some smart thermostats have zone controls, so the rooms that are actually used are the ones getting their temperatures regulated. Homeowners with pets can rest assured that their pets are in a safe and comfortable environment when they’re left alone.
Maximizing the Effectiveness of a Smart Thermostat
The best way to get the most from a smart thermostat is to choose one that has the features you want and invest some time into setting them up and learning how to use them. For example, many smart thermostats can link up with smart home controllers, so taking the time to link such a device and the thermostat will be beneficial in the long run.
This connectivity is one of the reasons why smart thermostats are more than just programmable thermostats with an upgraded user interface. Smart thermostats can learn about your home energy needs.
The apps then use that data to understand your patterns of HVAC use and determine when people are in your home. Those insights are key to making the smart thermostat live up to its intelligent name.
If possible, look into getting a smart thermostat that has multiple units you can place throughout your home to get a more accurate reading of the temperature. With smart thermometers, more data leads to a better result.
Multiple readings from around the home also help determine where your home is warmer versus cooler. Smart thermostat units can determine what rooms are not used as often even when the family is home.
Call Air Treatment, Inc. for an HVAC inspection and maintenance visit. We’re more than happy to recommend a smart thermostat that will save you money and lower your carbon footprint.
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