What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

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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 the advancements in technology, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to reduce your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats operate 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 a constant temperature. 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 provide you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house 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 distinguishes 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 get home.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering 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 moving from your spot.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The team at B&W Services can help you get started. You can reach us us at 972-695-2264 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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