Once you’ve had one, you’ll never turn back. Or, at least that’s what most of our Southern California homeowners say after they’ve invested in in a smart thermostat.
In fact, with 33 million North American houses using newer thermostats for temperature control, it’s quickly becoming the latest ‘must-have’ in the home owning space.
While there are many advantages of having a smart thermostat, we’re going to dive into the top 5 benefits of making the switch.
1. A Smart Thermostat Can Lower Your Energy Bills
Your energy bill can fluctuate throughout the year depending on how you use your HVAC system. You can now take control of that usage.
One of the best things these thermostats can do is track your energy usage. With this tracking, you can flex the way you use your HVAC system. This change in behavior will show on your next, hopefully lower, energy bill.
With a smart thermostat, you can grab all your detailed energy reports that tell you exactly how much you’ve been using with a tap of your finger.
These reports are created in real-time, meaning you’ll have no out-of-date data.
On average, you could see a saving of $140 per year on energy bills. Of course, this figure could be higher or lower, depending on how you use your HVAC system. That said, you’ll be in a far better position to adjust your energy habits, as you’ll be given clear access to instant data.
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2. Control Your Home Temperature from Your Smartphone
Having a big, bulky thermostat attached to the wall, losing your handheld thermostat, or running out of batteries and braving a chilly evening are things of the past.
Before, you had to be in the same room to crank up the change the temperature. Now, don’t even have to be in the same building.
You can use your smart thermostat anywhere. Whether you’re turning on the heating for when you arrive home from work, turning on the air conditioning after hitting the beach, or warming the house for your pets while you’re away, you have the freedom to control the temperature from anywhere.
Plus, it’s handy to have temperature control on your smartphone. You can connect it to your voice control via your phone and command it verbally. But, more on that later.
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3. Automatically Adjust Your Home Temperature to The Weather Outside
A smart thermostat will analyze data based on your home heating and cooling habits. It then automatically adjusts its settings to accommodate for the outside weather.
For example, the temperature outside has dropped considerably. Your thermostat will automatically know what temperature your family prefers in the home and makes sure your home stays in that temperature range. No matter what the weather is like outside.
4. Lower Your Carbon Footprint
We have more and more homeowners asking how they can “go green.” Being environmentally conscious has gone from a trend to a movement.
By using a smart thermostat, your household will consume less energy, which significantly reduces the number of fossil fuels and the demand for electricity from power plants. In short, your carbon footprint will be a whole lot smaller.
5. Your Smart Thermostat Works with Voice Control
Ease of use is becoming more, and more important. We have voice control on smart phones and now smart thermostats.
You can easily synchronize your smart thermostat with your Amazon Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomeKit. When your phone battery is low, or you left your device in the kitchen, you can change the temperature with voice control instead.
Another plus is that some smart thermostats even play music and handle calls. This isn’t the case for all of them, but some are genuinely all-singing, all-dancing, and even all-controlling.
Interested in Making the Switch?
Making the switch to a smart thermostat can drastically lower your energy usage, snipping through the figure on your energy bills while simultaneously lightening your family’s carbon footprint. Schedule an appointment to learn more.