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What is a Smart Thermostat?

The past ten or so years, the appearance of Smart technology has become evident. From smartphones to cars, to home appliances, are becoming more intuitive to better serve consumers. Smart technologies are growing in popularity and your heating /cooling system is no different.

Smart thermostats can be found in many styles and many companies like NEST Labs are trying to innovate with new breakthroughs in smart home technology. Because this is a newer technology, there are plenty of options when it comes to smart thermostats. Here are some of the great features smart thermostats offer:

 

Having Remote Access
May sound simple, but sometimes the simple things need to be appreciated. With a smart thermostat, you have access to your heating and cooling system from your phone, tablet, or computer. For example, if you are away from your home for a few days, you can decrease the temperature to save on your electricity bill. Little things like that can really add up and save you money, while also making it effortless to adjust the system even after you leave the house, just in case you forgot. This is an amazing feature for any home, but especially in second homes that you may not use very often.

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is critical when you consider innovation. Smart thermostats aim to do precisely that. Through ai features as well as programmable systems, smart thermostats are specifically designed to keep your home as comfortable as possible, while decreasing the amount of energy consumption.

  • Programmable – Smart thermostats hardly ever have to be adjusted manually to fit your home comfort needs or your schedule. There are some that allow you to program a schedule.
  • Learning – kind of sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but Smart thermostats can learn from your patterns. Just as programmable thermostats that can be set to fit your schedule, some of [them|these|the thermostats]70] actually pay attention to the changes you make in your routines.
  • Account for All the Data – A smart thermostat should usually analyze what the best way is to heat or cool your home while using the least amount of energy, based on the data it records. Instead of repeating patterns that use unnecessary energy, your thermostat can figure out the most effective ways to use the smallest amount of energy to save you money.
  • Environmentally Friendly– A recent report on Climate Change states that one of the best ways to prevent climate change was having a smart thermostat installed. Due to the reduced amount of energy being used, there are fewer greenhouse emissions coming from your HVAC equipment.

There you have it! Smart thermostats save you money, make your home more comfortable, are more accessible, and better for the environment. If you are looking to make a straightforward smart home improvement that will pay off in the long run, a smart thermostat is the way to go!

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