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 a no-brainer for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to lower your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are a great place to start.
Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. 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 give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unexpected happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.
Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:
- Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
- Should it spot your location to intuitively 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 heading home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
- Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? 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—no matter what the weather throws at you.
- Should it be compatible 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 pros at Luikart Heating & Cooling can help you find a solution. You can reach us us at 740-200-5591 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.