What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

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For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without much effort on our end. With all these possibilities, it only makes sense 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 be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a consistent temp. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to automatically adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • 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 getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that matches your home and lifestyle? The pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you find a solution. You can reach us us at 949-204-0859 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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