Whether you’re a new homeowner making energy friendly upgrades, or an existing homeowner looking to save money on your energy bills; Here are 3 reasons you should switch to a smart thermostat if you haven’t already.
1. Smart Thermostats are Easy to Use
Most smart thermostats allow homeowners to connect their devices via Wi-Fi that can be accessed and controlled from anywhere in the world.
Once your smart thermostat is installed, connect to WiFi, download the free-to-use app, and make a few temperature adjustments and that’s it!
Smart thermostats perform the same functions as a programmable thermostat. They allow the user(s) to control the temperature of their home using a schedule throughout the day.
2. Smart Thermostats are Convenient
A smart thermostat will work with your schedule and allow you to easily adjust and set up a heating and cooling routine. Some smart thermostats even make schedules on their own by memorizing when you normally come and go from your home, or going to bed.
A great feature many smart thermostats offer is to let you know the approximate time it takes for your home to reach your preferred temperature. The convenience of smart thermostats can make your home cozy before you arrive home.
3.Smart Thermostats Save Money
When you have an older thermostat in your home, it is easier to leave it at a constant temperature. By doing so, you run your heating and cooling systems even when you aren’t home.
Wasted energy is wasted money. Remember, one of the best features is the ability to be in control to make any changes from the touch of your smartphone, PC or tablet.
The average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. So cutting that bill can be a big deal!
A study by Nest concluded that customers saved an average of 10 to 12 percent on heating costs and 15 percent on air conditioning costs.
A typical home in the US can reduce heating and cooling costs as much as 10% by turning the thermostat back 7°-10°F for 8 hours/day from the usual set point, according to additional studies by Nest.
Written by Jovanna Espino.