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 much effort on our end. With all the advancements in technology, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to reduce 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’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, 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 utilizing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, 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 desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to instinctively 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 adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? 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 work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without leaving the couch.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The team at E B Air Conditioning & Heating Service can help you find a solution. Contact us at 979-323-6109 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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