We publish countless tips here on our blog to help you save money on your energy bills. Unfortunately, most of them require at least a little bit of effort from the homeowner to implement.
Sometimes, that effort is as miniscule as switching off the lights when you leave a room. But that only works if you actually remember to do it, and then actually follow through. As we know all too well, that doesn’t always happen as it should.
That’s where technology comes in. Automating something to take the pressure off accomplishing or remembering to do something is where technology can really shine. Enter: the Smart Thermostat.
Programmable thermostats allowed homeowners the ability to save a bunch of cash on heating and cooling bills when they were first introduced. Now HVAC manufacturers have introduced Smart Thermostats, allowing for a much larger progression in energy efficiency.
The newer, most sophisticated thermostats have the ability to actually learn your family’s schedule, your habits and preferences, and can actually monitor when you’re at home or away. A Smart Thermostat has rightly been called an artificially intelligent butler who is pre-trained to anticipate your every comfort need… and adjust things to make everything just right before you can think to ask for it. All this, while keeping an eye on the utility bill and saving you cold cash.
You must use Smart Thermostats for a few days so they can learn your habits as patterns. Known as the “training period,” every time you adjust it the Smart Thermostat will take a virtual snapshot of common measurements like current temperature, day of the week, time of day, and some go so far as to record the current local weather conditions.
Over a short time, the Smart Thermostat will require you to use manual controls fewer and fewer times. The thermostat will soon make adjustments before you tell it.
Manual control of a smart thermostat is so incredibly easy, as many of them include a smartphone app. You don’t even have to get off the couch or even be at home. If you forget to change your thermostat and you’ve already left for vacation, you can just dial in the changes with your smartphone.
Another of the major benefits of a Smart Thermostat is the data that it collects. You’ll be able to peruse data such as how energy efficient the system was during various hours, months, and weather conditions. Depending on the model, you may be able to access detailed data in the form of reports.
Ready to start saving energy without lifting a finger? Get in touch with your local HVAC nearby experts at Pickerington Heating & Cooling. Call 614-837-4026 or book an appointment with our convenient online form. We’ll help raise your heating and cooling system’s IQ right away.
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