In today’s world, tech gadgets are literally everywhere including smart technology to heat and cool our homes. Many customers have asked the Unique Indoor Comfort Team “What is a smart thermostat, and will it save me money?” We understand that new technology can be a bit intimidating, so read on to learn about smart thermostats and the benefits of installing one in your home.
WHAT IS A SMART THERMOSTAT?
Smart thermostats are smart for a reason and a powerful tool in your “energy saving toolbox.” Think of smart thermostats as your personal heating and cooling butler. It learns your needs and adjusts accordingly based on a wide range of factors. This in turn allows you to customize your home heating and air conditioning needs.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SMART THERMOSTAT?
ADJUST THE TEMPERATURE ANYTIME AND ANYWHERE
With a smart thermostat, you’re in control 24/7. Make necessary temperature adjustments via your computer or smart device such as a phone or tablet. Whether you want to warm the upstairs before bed time or are on vacation and want to lower the temperature a few degrees, access is easy.
GET SMART AND SAVE MONEY
Reduce your monthly energy usage and bill with the help of a smart thermostat. Does turning down the thermostat save money? Absolutely! However, there’s no longer a need to worry about remembering to manually turn down the temperature. Your smart thermostat does the work and cost-effective adjustments for you. So, do smart thermostats save money? Yes.
Find out exactly how much you can save with this Savings Calculator by Duke Energy.
KEEP TRACK OF DATA
Monitor your home’s energy usage and analyze ways to reduce energy costs and increase savings with in depth product reports. If you love facts and figures, you’ll love the smart thermostat tools and reports.
CONNECTS WITH OTHER SMART HOME DEVICES
Many smart thermostat brands “talk” to the other smart devices in your home including lights, speakers, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, indoor and outdoor cameras, and more.
UTILITY COMPANY INCENTIVE PROGRAMS
Some Pennsylvania utility companies offer incentive programs such as the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program to reward customers for making their home more energy efficient.
MODERN TECHNOLOGY MAKES A HOME MORE ATTRACTIVE TO BUYERS
The real estate market is a competitive one and modern home upgrades that include smart technology can give you a market advantage.
AVOID POTENTIAL DISASTERS
Smart thermostats can send alerts through the connected online app if your home’s temperature drops too low (avoiding frozen or bursting pipes).
IS A SMART THERMOSTAT DIFFICULT TO INSTALL?
The first step is to determine which smart thermostats are compatible with your HVAC system. Avoid potential confusion and frustration by employing a trained professional. Unique Indoor Comfort’s experienced technicians will assess the best way to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home. Smart thermostat installation is just one of the many services we offer our clients. Contact us via phone 610-624-2937, e-mail, or Live Chat with us here on our website.
Want to learn how else you can keep your home warm without breaking the break? Read our 5 Energy Saving Tips To Stay Warm and Save Money This Winter Blog.