For the last few 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 a no-brainer for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to lower your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.
Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. 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 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, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.
Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:
- Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems maintain 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 when you’re away? 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 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—regardless of what it’s like outside.
- Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect 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 matches your home and lifestyle? The team at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get on the right path to home comfort. You can reach us us at 734-363-8907 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.