What Are the Benefits of Smart Thermostat Installation?
It seems like more and more technology is becoming “smart” these days. But what does “smart” really mean? “Smart” means that the product uses artificial intelligence to learn your habits, notice trends, and predict certain actions based on its observations. The latest and greatest home appliance to become smart is your thermostat. There are many benefits to a smart thermostat that you should be aware of if you’re thinking about upgrading your home’s thermostat or HVAC system.
Edelman Inc. is your trusted HVAC, plumbing, and electrical services team in Champaign IL. We can help you find the right smart thermostat compatible with your heating and cooling systems, and install it too. Contact us today to learn more about the capabilities smart thermostats have to offer.
Benefits of a Smart Thermostat
Although thermostat technology hasn’t changed much, upgrading to a smart thermostat can have a big impact on your home’s comfort and energy bill. Smart thermostats have many benefits that go above and beyond what a standard programmable thermostat can do. Some of the benefits of a smart thermostat are:
Your home doesn’t need to be its warmest when everyone is at work or school. A smart thermostat makes it easy to set schedules to lower your thermostat when you leave for work, raise your home’s temperature when you’re on your way home, and lower the temperature before bed. You can create these schedules on your phone or tablet, which is easier to control than the display on the thermostat.
Controlled From Your Phone or Virtual Assistant
When you’re on vacation, it’s a great idea to turn down the temperature in your home since no one is there. If you’re taking it easy when you realize you forgot to adjust the thermostat before you left, you might start stressing out on your relaxing getaway. Another benefit of a smart thermostat is that you can control your thermostat remotely from your phone. Now you can be stress-free on vacation with temperature controls in your pocket.
Many people have adopted a virtual assistant into their lives. It’s very handy to be able to control lights, appliances, and doorbell cameras with the sound of your voice. Now your thermostat can be controlled too. No need to walk to the thermostat, just ask your virtual assistant to adjust the temperature.
If you don’t set a schedule for your new smart thermostat, or you’re off schedule lately, there’s no need to worry about your thermostat. With movement sensors, your thermostat can detect when your family members are active. When people are active in the home, the thermostat will adjust the temperature accordingly.
Some smart thermostats monitor the local weather conditions and adjust the thermostat if needed. So don’t be surprised if you wake up to find your home is toasty warm on the coldest day of the year. It’s because your thermostat noticed how cold it was and made sure your home was at a comfortable temperature.
Energy Usage and Maintenance Alerts
No one likes to be surprised by a high energy bill, but if you have housemates that regularly adjust the thermostat, your energy costs probably fluctuate wildly. With a smart thermostat, you can easily see your energy usage and find out why your bill is as high as it is.
Smart thermostats can also let you know if there’s something wrong with your heating and air conditioning system. By monitoring your energy usage you can see when your furnace is working hard, but there’s not as much heat as expected. You can also have your thermostat remind you when it’s time for your annual furnace or air conditioner tune-up.
Save Money on Energy Bills
Probably the biggest benefit of a smart thermostat is that it can help save you money on energy bills. Depending on the type of smart thermostat you choose, you could save anywhere from 12-23% on your heating and cooling costs.
Call Edelman Inc. To Learn More About Smart Thermostats
Edelman Inc. is happy to teach you more about the benefits that many smart thermostats offer, as well as install one in your home. Contact us today to improve the climate control in your home today.