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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

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 is a no-brainer 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 gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a consistent temp. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by utilizing 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, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to intuitively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? 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 operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align 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 Temp Control of Vero Beach can help you find a solution. Call us at 772-232-7649 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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