Remember the good old days when you had to adjust your heating equipment’s output by going to the unit itself and manually adjusting its temperature? Then came thermostats, which gave you more flexibility in setting the temperature and leaving it. But thermostats, even programmable ones, still came with limitations.
And now technology has brought us yet another temperature control option from which to choose. It’s called the smart thermostat, and the way it addresses many of the thermostat’s limitations, while providing many more advantages, makes it an ideal appliance for your home.
6 Advantages of Smart Thermostat
1. Consistent temperatures
Rather than constantly getting up yourself to change the temperature whenever it gets too hot or cold, smart thermostats learn your living patterns and adjust the temperature accordingly. Some will even monitor the weather outside in order to adjust the temperature in anticipation of that cold front or heat wave moving in.
2. Keep better tabs on your energy usage
Most smart thermostats give you the option of generating a report on your home’s energy use, which shows you exactly how much energy you are using and when. This enables you to adjust your thermostat settings in order to conserve energy according to your lifestyle needs.
3. Lower your energy usage
In addition to the energy usage report option, smart thermostats also make it possible for you to save energy by reducing your usage at times when you might be away from home or asleep. That means you can rest easy at work, for example, knowing your smart thermostat is saving you money!
4. Run your HVAC equipment more efficiently
Making frequent temperature adjustments uses energy inefficiently and causes a lot of wear and tear on your HVAC equipment. Smart thermostats limit and control the times when your HVAC equipment needs to operate at full capacity so that your system runs smoothly and efficiently.
5. Monitor your system’s status remotely
One of the smart thermostat’s best features is that it gives you the ability to monitor your system whenever you’re away from home. The thermostat can also alert you to any problems with the system as soon as it happens. Never again will you be caught by surprise coming home to a broken heater or air conditioner!
6. Reduce your energy bill
Because a smart thermostat enables you to reduce your energy usage, and keeps your equipment running at peak efficiency and performance, which lowers repair and maintenance costs, this is an investment that pays for itself in no time. But the peace of mind that comes from having comfort and control at your fingertips is priceless!
If you are interested in learning more or upgrading to a smart thermostat, and you live in High Point, Greensboro and Winston-Salem and the surrounding areas, don’t hesitate to call us or schedule an appointment at Eanes Heating and Air, and we will be happy to connect you to this cutting-edge technology!