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What is a Smart Thermostat?

The past ten or so years, the appearance of Smart technology has become evident. Everything from smartphones to automobiles, to home appliances, are becoming more capable in order to better serve consumers. Smart technologies are everywhere and your heating and cooling system is no different.

Smart thermostats come in different styles and many manufacturers like NEST Labs are trying to innovate the next “thing” in smart home technology. Because smart technology is a newer technology, there are many options and diversity when it comes to smart thermostats. Here are some of the amazing features smart thermostats have to offer:

 

Having Remote Access
It might appear simple, but often the simple things need to be appreciated. With a smart thermostat, you can control the heating and cooling system from your phone, tablet, or computer. For example, if you’re away from your home for a few days, you can turn off your HVAC system to save on your electricity bill. Small things like this can add up and save you money, while also making it effortless to adjust the system even after you leave the house, just in case you’ve forgotten. This is an amazing feature for any home, but especially in second homes that may not be used very often.

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is essential pertaining to innovation. Smart thermostats help do just that. Using ai features as well as the ability to program the systems, smart thermostats are built to keep your home as comfortable as possible, while saving money.

  • Programmable – Smart thermostats rarely need to be manually adjusted to meet your desired level of home comfort or your schedule. Smart Thermostats often allow you to program a schedule.
  • Learning – kind of sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but Smart thermostats can learn from your habits. Just like the programmable thermostats that can be set to fit your schedule, some of [them|these|the thermostats]70] actually pay attention to the ins and outs your daily routine.
  • Account for All the Data – A smart thermostat should also analyze what the best way is to heat or cool your home while using the least amount of energy, based on the data it records. More than just repeating patterns that don’t care about efficient use of energy, your thermostat can figure out the most effective ways to use the smallest amount of energy to be efficient as possible.
  • Environmentally Friendly– A recent report on Climate Change is clear that one of the best ways to prevent climate change was having a smart thermostat installed. Because the lower amount of energy used by smart thermostats, there are less greenhouse emissions coming from your HVAC equipment.

That’s it! Smart thermostats save you money, make your home more comfortable, are more accessible, and better for the environment. If you have been trying to make a straightforward smart home improvement that will pay off in the long run, a smart thermostat is the way to go!

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