It seems like “smart” technology has truly become the way of the world. From smartphones to smart speakers, people everywhere are infatuated with anything that can make their lives more simplified. When it comes to your home, there are a number of options for smart tech you may choose to include. One of the most notable is a “smart” thermostat. These have become increasingly more common and over the past few years, they have become a standard install in some types of homes. Today, we are going to cover the advantages to this type of appliance if you still deciding whether or not to make the switch.
- You Can Track Your Energy Usage – A useful feature of a smart thermostat is its ability to track how much energy you are using on a daily or weekly basis. This can be helpful if you are trying to save money on utilities. (link to utilities blog) The unit will also allow you to build a profile that lets your track your usage over a certain amount of time.
- Easy to Install – Smart thermostat units are quite simple to install, assuming you have the correct wiring. You can switch over from a traditional unit to a smart one in just a few minutes with limited tools or cleanup.
- You Are Able to Control Your A/C from Anywhere – Did you forget to switch off the air conditioning but you already left for work? This is not an issue with a smart thermostat. Each unit comes with instructions to download a corresponding mobile app, which once downloaded, gives you the ability to control your heating and cooling from anywhere – even on the go!
- Save on Energy Costs – Likely the biggest benefit of smart heating/cooling is the amount of money you will save when it comes to your energy costs. With custom programming features, you never have to deal with wasting energy when you don’t need to be using it. On average, users have seen a 10-20% savings on their heating and cooling costs with the switch to a smart thermostat.
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