What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all these possibilities, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to lower your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by installing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.

If you are looking for additional benefits, there are smart thermostats that are even more advanced. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to automatically adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re heading home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without leaving the couch.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The team at Paso Robles Heating and Air can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Contact us at 805-203-8667 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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