In recent 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 looking for a way to lower your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.
Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, 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 using a programmable thermostat.
Smart thermostats give you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re away from home 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.
There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you desire 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 requested setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your space 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 detects 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 arrive.
- Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing 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 be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without moving from your spot.
Ready to find a smart thermostat model that matches your home and lifestyle? The pros at Durable Service can help you find a solution. Call us at 308-995-8177 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.