The Internet of Things is upon us! With so many smart devices connected to our everyday appliances and household items, it has become easier to adjust and manage our household appliances. Your thermostat is no different.
A smart thermostat allows you to automate and control your home temperature from connected devices.
Smart thermostats actually go back to 1885 when Albert Butz invented the “damper flapper”. It was a pulley system that automatically controlled air flow to a coal furnace. We have come a long way since then and smart thermostats are becoming quite popular for more reasons than one.
You Can Develop a Temperature Control Plan
Smart thermostats are designed with scheduling capabilities allowing you to develop a temperature control plan for your home. Schedule the temperature to turn down when you are at work and back up to a comfortable level before you get home. Tailor the room temperatures in multiple rooms and zones to reflect the preferences of each person.
Change to your typical schedule? Use your mobile device to adjust the temperature so your home is comfortable when you arrive. Tailor your plan based on lifestyle preferences, weather or other factors that you deem important. Once your plan is in place, you don’t have to think about it and you can make adjustments remotely.
Reduction of Your Energy Bill
Now that your plan is in place, your energy usage should be going down without compromising your comfort. That reduction in usage can save the homeowner hundreds of dollars per year in energy savings. However, it doesn’t end there.
Smart thermostats offer the ability to remotely track energy usage, giving you a snapshot of how you use energy. As you begin to learn what habits are energy drains, you can adjust to make your home more energy efficient going forward.
It Doesn’t Have to Be Connected to the Internet
Smart thermostats can be highly intelligent devices connected to the internet or they can just be programmable and easy to use. If you are worried about being connected to the internet at all times, you still have options that allow you to regulate your home temperature and save on energy costs.
The devices that are connected to the internet, however, have many useful features that can improve your user experience.
There are Many Useful Features
As with many other digital devices, they can be expanded to include many features, adjust to changes in home layout or whatever innovations come up that will make it more useful.
Many devices currently go beyond management of your home. Some devices will send you energy saving tips regularly or maintenance reminders like letting you know when your air filter needs changing.
A Smart Decision
Upgrading your system to a smart system, or zoning system, is a no brainer. Managing your household is already a tough responsibility. Smart thermostats can make your life a little bit easier allowing your time to be focused on what matters.
If you want to know more about how you can install a smart system into your house, call your trusted, qualified HVAC technicians at ServiceOne. We can walk you through the details and get you on the path to energy efficiency.Tags: effective cooling, energy efficiency, save money, smart thermostat, zoning system
This post was written by AC Repair Tech