Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without a lot of effort. With all the advancements in technology, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.
Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. 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 over your heating and cooling 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 out of town longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, combined with 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 want your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:
- Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
- Should it spot your location to automatically adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
- Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? 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—despite the outdoor conditions.
- Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work 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 Jent Mechanical LLC can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Contact us at 937-845-1111 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.