What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

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 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 be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, 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 give you even more control over your heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you improve your home’s 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 hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to instinctively adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while adjusting 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 connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The pros at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Contact us at 785-357-6200 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.

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