Smartphones, smart TV’s, even smart cars are prevalent in today’s technological world. It should come as no surprise that smart thermostats are also finding their way into many American homes. Smart thermostats are convenient, easy to use, and can save you money on your energy bills.
Smart thermostats are wifi-capable and can be controlled from your smartphone, computer, or in the case of some models, even just your voice. Imagine being able to control your thermostat from your phone while relaxing on vacation! Most smart thermostats allow you to view your usage history and see when the heating or cooling kicked on and at what time that occurred, giving you a better idea of how often your system is running. One of the biggest and best features of smart thermostats is the ability to learn your adjustment habits. The Nest Thermostat can learn over time when you’re home or away and how warm or cool you like your house to be at different times throughout the day—without you needing to program it manually.
Cost is probably the biggest downside of smart thermostats, as the initial investment is quite a bit higher than traditional programmable thermostats. The hope is, though, that its self-learning capabilities will save you money in the long run by optimizing your home’s heating and cooling energy use. A regular programmable thermostat can do the same for you, but not as simply and seamlessly. If you find programming your current thermostat to be too much of a pain that you altogether skip doing it, then you might find the smart thermostat to be more user-friendly and worthwhile.
Benefits of a Smart Thermostat
- Wi-Fi and mobile connected—so you can control temperatures and schedules on the go.
- Self-learning capabilities that monitor and adjust comfort settings based on your feedback.
- Optimize how your AC system operates—making it more efficient.
- Can save up to 20% of your heating and cooling costs each year.
- Some devices detect when you have left home, automatically switching into away mode to save more energy until you return.
If you’re interested in implementing smart technology via your home’s thermostat, contact TempRite Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing! Give us a call at (702) 323-5113 or visit our website to fill out our contact form, and one of our technicians will get in touch with you.