What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

In recent 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 a no-brainer for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to reduce your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great 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 the same. 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 give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unexpected happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

If you are looking for additional benefits, there are smart thermostats that are even more advanced. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to automatically 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 heading home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device adjust to meet the climate? 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 operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work 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 makes your life easier? The pros at B&D Air Conditioning can help you find a solution. Call us at 928-432-6018 or book 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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