What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

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Over the past several 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 this potential, 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 decrease your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust 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 using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow 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 away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to intuitively 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 enter the home.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while adjusting the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—despite the outdoor conditions.
  • 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 leaving the couch.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The pros at Central Heating & Plumbing can help you find a solution. Call us at 724-658-7111 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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