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 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 looking for a way to lower your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats provide you even more control when it comes to your HVAC 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 surprising happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows 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 adjust to meet the climate? 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—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work 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 matches your home and lifestyle? The team at Craig's Heating & Cooling can help you find a solution. Contact us at 801-295-3357 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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