What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. 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 in the market for a way to lower your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats run 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 every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a consistent temp. 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 change your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything unexpected happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

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

  • Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to automatically adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? 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—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it be compatible 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 matches your home and lifestyle? The experts at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC can help you get started. Call us at 479-372-4304 or schedule an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.

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