Did you know that a smart thermostat can learn your temperature preferences and change your room temperature accordingly? Its sensor detects whether people are in a room and will not heat or cool it unless someone enters. If you’re unsure about the benefits of a smart thermostat, these points might warm you up to embracing this cost-saving technology.
1. A Smart Thermostat Can Be Controlled Remotely
One of the reasons to consider a new smart thermostat is that it can be controlled remotely. For instance, it is no longer a worry if you forget to turn the thermostat to a more energy-efficient temperature before you leave for work. Most smart thermostats have WI-FI capability. This advantage allows you to set all your home temperatures remotely from anywhere, provided an internet connection is available.
2. Smart Thermostats Are Easy to Use
Have a smart thermostat installed on your heating or air conditioning system for user-friendly temperature control. It is even accessible for those less inclined to advanced technology, those not necessarily interested in smart home devices or other forms of automation. Most of these smart thermostats feature an easy-to-read touchscreen display and intuitive buttons where you are sure what each button does.
Once you set up the schedule, the thermostat does the work for you. But you still have complete control. If you want to turn the heating up before the set period, just tap a single boost button, and the smart thermostat will get the heater going. The documentation with the smart thermostat is unambiguous, and the illustrations on the usage are well laid out and easy to understand. When we install a smart thermostat or any system, we make sure you understand how it works before we leave.
3. A Smart Thermostat Can Help Prevent Your Pipes From Freezing
Most smart thermostats have a frost protection feature to prevent your pipes from freezing during the cold seasons. The smart thermostat will automatically activate when the temperature drops below 45 °F or 7 °C. The activation helps to ensure that the system stays above freezing.
Additionally, with the new smart thermostat, the temperature associated with the frost protection can also be adjusted. It’s worth considering increasing insulation if your pipes are prone to freezing or if you have experienced them freezing before.
4. Smart Thermostats Are Environmentally Friendly
Another satisfying reason to consider a new smart thermostat is its environmentally friendly nature. In the long run, smart thermostats can help save money by reducing energy consumption, thus directly and positively affecting the environment. You can also get presented with detailed reports on energy consumption through your smart thermostat and see at a glance if you are working toward reducing your carbon footprint.
5. A Smart Thermostat Helps Improve Your Indoor Air Quality
A smart thermostat can improve indoor air quality by notifying you when filters need changing or maintenance is due. The majority of the smart thermostat may include other features, such as humidity sensors. With a smart thermostat, you can even synchronize it with a smart speaker device. The reason for this is to automatically do things like suggesting ordering or changing your filters when it is time.
6. Smart Thermostats Have Automated Programming
Having automated programming is another reason for considering a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats have programmed features capable of cooling and heating the room temperature. Also, other smart thermostats are fitted with automation for motion detection. With motion detection, a smart thermostat can detect when family members are absent and adjust the temperature accordingly.
7. Smart Thermostat Integrates Well With Other Smart Home Devices
The ability of smart thermostats to integrate with other home devices is another reason for consideration. This capability helps incorporate the smart thermostat into many other valuable routines alongside automation. For instance, a smart thermostat can return to the preset temperature if your window is shut. This setting depends on the ambiance of the temperature inside the room.
A smart thermostat can activate heating through geo-fencing, ensuring your home is warm as you approach. Geo-fencing happens when you are within a certain distance of your home, and the heating automatically turns on, heating the room before you open the front door. Thus, smart thermostats are associated with much more than people initially think, considering the possibilities of working alongside other smart home devices.
8. A Smart Thermostat Can Track the Weather Report
Some smart thermostats can track weather reports to adjust temperatures based on the forecast, preventing strain on your HVAC system. This intelligent device can link to different weather services and thus enjoy easy access to real-time weather data. Data gathered enables your home’s heating or cooling system to be optimized.
9. A Smart Thermostat Can Be Controlled by Your Voice
Voice-activated smart thermostats simplify home temperature control. Offering convenience, users can adjust settings through voice commands, eliminating manual adjustments. These devices reduce energy consumption, saving 10-15 % of yearly heating and cooling costs. Seamless integration with virtual assistants like Alexa or Google Assistant expands functionality, enabling voice control via other smart devices. If you have a zoned system with temperature presets customized for each room, users have a voice-activated thermostat that is both easy to use and energy efficient.
10. Smart Thermostats Are Easy to Install
With their easy installation, this gives another reason for considering smart thermostats. Our technicians can usually install your smart thermostat in just a few hours.
11. Smart Thermostats Are Energy Efficient
One of the reasons that should push you to an upgrade is the energy cost savings. A smart thermostat enables you to schedule your HVAC system to use less energy when nobody is home and maintain a comfortable temperature when family members return home. It helps reduce energy waste as the system will only work hard to keep the conformable temperature when people are present and awake.
12. Smart Thermostats Can Set Up Different Heating Zones
There comes a time when your family members have other preferences regarding heating at a specific temperature. With a compatible heating or cooling system, some smart multi-zone thermostats allow you to designate up to 12 different zones within your home. Each is controlled with its own sensor.
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The benefits of smart thermostats extend from energy efficiency to personalized comfort. Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat to experience these advantages for yourself.
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