How Smart Thermostats Help Energy Costs

Put Technology to Work for You!

thermostat settings tennesseeIf you’re still using an outdated manual thermostat—which has a dial or switch to change the temperature setting—now is the time to upgrade to a smart thermostat for more efficient usage of your home’s heating and cooling system as well as greater energy savings.

Smart thermostats are available at your local home improvement store or online retailer and are quite easy to install. When you consider that about half of your home’s energy expenses are for heating and cooling, a smart thermostat is a wise long-term investment. In fact, programming your thermostat properly with the help of a smart thermostat can save you 10% or more on your heating costs. You’ll save money from the moment you turn it on!

What Makes Smart Thermostats So Great?

Programmable thermostats were a game-changer for managing a home’s heating and cooling system when they came out a few decades ago.

Manual thermostats required you to remember to change your thermostat daily before leaving home, then re-adjust it when you return and wait for your house to reach the temperature. That wait for the heat can feel long when you’re coming in from the cold on a winter’s day.

Programmable thermostats were the easy-to-use, set-it-and-forget-about it way to control your home’s temperature. You could program your thermostat for weekdays, weekends, holidays, and more.

Smart thermostats provide all the advantages of a programmable thermostat and then some! A smart thermostat lets you set your thermostat to regulate temperature for when you need it, but not more often than that.

Smart thermostats are far more intelligent, as they’re constantly learning about you, how you cool and heat your home, and your home’s HVAC system. You may allow it to utilize what it learns about your family’s schedule, as well as your demands when it comes to heating and cooling, to create the most effective and energy efficient thermostat settings.

Here are some other things smart thermostats can do:

  • Real-Time Control via Smartphone. You can check your thermostat settings while you’re on vacation, anywhere you get a wireless or cellular signal. You’ll have no more worries about forgetting to adjust the thermostat before you left. You can also program it so that your house is heated to the proper temperature right when you get home.
  • Voice Control Options. Many models can be controlled via AlexaGoogle Assistant or Siri voice commands.
  • Monitor Your Home’s HVAC System. A smart thermostat does much more than monitor and update the temperature settings. It can also let you know when it’s time to change the air filter, notify you when maintenance is required, tell you if something goes wrong and a service visit is needed, and show how much propane your system is using so that you may make adjustments to save on heating costs.

Some of the most popular choices on the market today include the Amazon Smart Thermostat, Ecobee Smart Thermostat, Honeywell Home T9, and Nest Learning Thermostat. You can read more about each of these at the link here.

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