Thermostats have come a long way since their inception, wherein a homeowner had to manually adjust the temperature every time the weather changed or they no longer felt comfortable. While they cost more than traditional thermostats, they’ll definitely help reduce your energy expenditures if utilized correctly.
In today’s post, your furnace and duct cleaning specialist, Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning, explains how smart thermostats help increase your home’s energy efficiency and reduce your monthly utility bills.
What Is a Smart Thermostat?
A smart thermostat can be set to specific schedules to heat up or cool down your home when you’re asleep or away for work. Another kind of smart thermostat is a connected thermostat, which utilizes your smartphone’s connectivity to the internet, allowing you to remotely control your thermostat even if you’re away from home. This means you no longer have to worry about forgetting to adjust your thermostat to the right temperature because you’re just a click away from controlling it wherever you go.
In fact, they even come with learning algorithms that set the most efficient schedules and temperature for your home. Once you’ve gotten the hang of setting up your schedule on your smart thermostat, you can leave it to run on its own, and you can expect to come back home to excellent indoor air quality and comfort.
How Does It Help You Save Money?
Smart thermostats save money by keeping your home’s temperature at low but still comfortable levels for as long as possible. Once you set your desired temperature and schedule, your thermostat will adjust to ensure that your room is comfortable once you get home and reduce energy consumption while you’re away. You’ll only have to adjust it if there are changes to your schedule.
The amount of money it saves can vary depending on your weather, the heating system used and the location and size of your home. According to industry experts, on average smart thermostats save between 12% and 23% of your home’s total monthly energy costs, which is no small feat.
If you’re searching for a capable HVAC maintenance specialist, call on Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning! We have over 60 years of experience in the HVAC industry providing superior customer service and workmanship to our customers. We aim to maintain a high level of quality service and continue to learn on every job we undertake. Call us at (440) 946-7863 or fill out our contact form for a free quote.