For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all the advancements in technology, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to decrease your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.
Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. 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 provide 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, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.
Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:
- Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your home 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 detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re heading home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
- Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
- Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect 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 meets your needs? The team at Speedy Air Conditioning can help you get on the right path to home comfort. You can reach us us at 239-244-3439 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.