If you have been using a traditional programmable thermostat for years you may be wondering what the benefits of installing a smart thermostat are. Heating and cooling can account for up to half of your energy costs and a smart thermostat can save you money on utility bills by offering more automation and a greater control over your home’s temperature and climate. Furthermore, a smart thermostat’s wi-fi capability offers more than just temperature automation. The following are some of the main benefits of a smart thermostat.
A smart thermostat will help you save money on your heating and cooling bill. Some smart thermostats like the Nest can learn your habits by remembering the times you prefer to lower or raise the temperature resulting in savings. By letting the smart thermostat control your home’s temperature automatically throughout the day you could save even more. On average the Nest thermostat saved 10-12% on heating and 15% on cooling costs meaning that it pays for itself in under two years.
Unlike a programmable thermostat, a smart thermostat can be controlled remotely through a smartphone or any device connected to the internet. If perhaps you leave for work or a vacation and forget to turn it to desired settings, you would be able to do so while away. This will prevent you from wasting energy and money while you are away from home.
Smart thermostats have apps that let you access a variety of features. One of the most useful abilities is that it lets you set alerts and reminders. You can set alerts for the thermostat to alert you if your home gets too hot or too cold or to remind you if it’s time for preventative maintenance. This will help ensure that you are not wasting energy when you need it the most. The Nest thermostat is also able to provide reports where you will be able to view and track your energy savings over time with detailed information on cooling and heating data. To maximize your savings be sure to keep an eye on these helpful alerts. They will allow you to save energy and money and help preserve the life of your HVAC system.
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