For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without much effort on our end. With all these possibilities, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.
Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. 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 when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.
There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:
- Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
- Should it sense your location to intuitively 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 changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
- Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
- Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align 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 meets your needs? The experts at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC can help you get started. You can reach us us at 662-269-8716 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.