What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

In recent 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 these possibilities, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to reduce your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a consistent temp. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by utilizing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats provide you even more control over your heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

If you are looking for additional benefits, there are smart thermostats that are even more advanced. 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 preferred setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to automatically adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—despite the outdoor conditions.
  • 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 moving from your spot.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The pros at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 804-372-0313 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.

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