What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all the advancements in technology, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to reduce your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change 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 consistent temp. 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 allow you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, 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 desired setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot 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 on your way 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 adjusting the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—despite the outdoor conditions.
  • Should it work 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 matches your home and lifestyle? The experts at Clean Air HVAC can help you get started. Contact us at 925-233-6238 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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