As a tech-savvy homeowner, every corner of your Rockledge, Florida, home is packed with the latest gadgets. When everything from the TV to your home’s lighting system has smart features, it’s high time to invest in a smart thermostat, too. Learn why a smart thermostat is a must for your high-tech home, and find out how to integrate it with other essential devices for a complete smart home.
It Adds Convenience
One of the biggest perks of a smart thermostat is the convenience it offers. After all, you only have to program it once. Simply set your family’s schedule to establish home and away periods for the device. During a period when the family is typically home and awake, such as in the evening, program the device to run normally. When you’ll be away at work or asleep for several hours, program the smart thermostat to operate at a reduced level.
While you don’t have to adjust a smart thermostat much beyond the initial programming session, you certainly can. In fact, since these devices are Wi-Fi-enabled, you can adjust them from virtually anywhere. Download the appropriate app to your smartphone, and log in at any time to turn on the air conditioner right away or delay the cycle’s start for another hour or two.
It Improves Comfort
If you constantly feel too warm or too cool indoors, you can look forward to achieving just the right temperature with your smart thermostat. Once you’ve perfected your heating and cooling schedule, you’ll rarely have to make any adjustments to the temperature. You can simply look forward to your home being the ideal temperature around the clock.
If you do want to change the temperature, however, you don’t even have to get up to walk to the thermostat. You can simply adjust it from your smartphone, which means optimal comfort is right at your fingertips.
Many models can also monitor add-on HVAC components like whole-home humidifiers and energy-recovery ventilators. That means you can breathe easily knowing that indoor air quality is under control.
Whether you’re in the market for a high-end model or you’re looking to save money on your thermostat purchase, rest assured that these devices are cost effective. Simply taking the time to program your smart thermostat can make a big impact on energy efficiency in any season, and dialing back the temperature 8 to 10 degrees for at least 8 hours per day can help you save up to $180 per year. That means the average smart thermostat pays for itself in just 12 months.
If you want to take your household energy efficiency efforts one step further, take a look at your smart thermostat’s energy reports. Most models allow you to identify the times and dates when you use the most energy. Use this data to save even more money as you reduce your energy needs.
It Allows for Easy Home Automation
A home that’s truly smart features interconnected devices and takes convenience to a whole new level. With the right smart hub or home automation device, you can easily integrate your smart thermostat with other home functions.
At Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat, we frequently recommend investing in a Nexia home automation system. This hub enables you to connect your smart thermostat with everything from the lighting system to the garage door to the smart locks. That means you can check your home’s temperature and HVAC system status, and with just a quick swipe, you can confirm that the doors are locked and the lights are on.
It Offers Security
Of course, this level of home automation does more than offer convenience. It also gives you a window into your home and can even provide status updates or emergency alerts. This allows you another layer of security and additional peace of mind, no matter where you are.
If you haven’t invested in a smart thermostat for your HVAC system yet, what are you waiting for? Call the experts at Ellington Air Conditioning & Heat at (321) 631-8411 to learn more about your options.
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