The sun is hotter, the days are longer, and your energy bills are through the roof. Summer is when you should be enjoying the weather and spending time outdoors, not worrying about how much your air conditioner is costing you.
If you’re looking for a way to cut down on energy consumption and lower your costs, you may want to consider installing a smart thermostat.
A smart thermostat is a programmable device that controls your home’s heating and cooling system, allowing you to regulate temperatures more efficiently.
With traditional thermostats, you have to manually adjust the temperature when you want to make a change. This can be easy to forget or downright impossible if you’re out of the house during the day. Smart thermostats can be programmed to automatically adjust the temperature based on your needs and energy goals. This makes your entire heating and cooling system much more efficient.
Dreading your next bill isn’t the only reason to upgrade, though. There are many benefits of installing a smart thermostat in your home. Here are 13 reasons to make the switch.
1. Optimize your home’s temperature for comfort and efficiency
Whether it’s summer or winter, you want your home to be at a comfortable temperature right when you walk in the door. But you don’t want your HVAC system to be blasting away and racking up your energy bill when you’re not home.
Instead, you can program a smart thermostat to adjust the temperature based on your schedule and preferences, so your home is always comfortable when you need it to be.
Now, a standard programmable thermostat can do this too, but a smart thermostat takes things one step further by learning your habits and making adjustments automatically. We’ll cover that in more detail below…
2. Thermostat adjustments based on your daily routine
Do you work a regular 9 to 5 job? Are you gone most weekends? Do you only spend time in your craft room on Fridays? A smart thermostat can learn your schedule and make adjustments based on when you’re home and when you’re away.
Movement sensors can even tell which rooms you spend time in and when, and then make adjustments accordingly. That means you get perfect temperature control to fit your lifestyle — without lifting a finger.
3. Save money on your energy bills
Costs are soaring right now. From fuel to food, everything is getting more and more expensive. But there are ways to save, and a smart thermostat can help you do just that!
Using machine learning, a smart thermostat will make adjustments based on a number of factors like:
- The current temperature outside
- The temperature you’ve set it to
- How long it takes to heat or cool your home
- When you’re typically home or away
All of this fine-tuning helps you use less energy.
According to Energy Star, you could save 8% on your heating and cooling costs each year by making the switch.
To put that into perspective, if your yearly energy bill is $3,000, you could save nearly $250 every year — that’s money that could be used on a family outing this summer!
4. Monitor and adjust your settings from anywhere
Because smart thermostats are connected to the internet, you can access and adjust your settings from anywhere using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
Remote control is especially helpful when you’re sipping margaritas on vacation and realize you left the AC on full blast.
If you forgot to adjust the temperature before you left, or if the weather takes an unexpected turn, you can simply log in and make the necessary changes. You’ll come home to a comfortable house without any wasted energy or a huge bill waiting for you.
5. Receive alerts and notifications
Not only can you control your comfort from afar, but you can also receive alerts about your HVAC system. Reminders and notifications include:
- Filter changes
- Maintenance needs
- Temperature trends
- Energy use
- Power Outages
- System failure
- And more!
This level of awareness helps you be proactive about maintaining your HVAC equipment, so small problems don’t turn into big (and expensive!) disasters.
6. Improve indoor air quality
Did you know that your HVAC system can help improve indoor air quality and reduce the spread of germs?
A smart thermostat can monitor the humidity in your home and make adjustments to prevent mold growth and excessive dryness.
In addition, the alerts and reminders above can help you stay on top of maintenance (like filter changes). Regular maintenance provides you with cleaner, healthier air to breathe by removing pollutants and allergens from your home.
7. Compatible with other devices
“Alexa, lower the thermostat.”
“Siri, what’s the temperature in the living room?”
“Hey Google, turn on the heat.”
If you’re using any of these smart home assistants, then you’ll be happy to know that many smart thermostats are compatible. This means you can control your comfort with just your voice.
Could climate control get any easier? We think not.
8. Take advantage of energy rebates
Depending on where you live, you may be eligible for energy rebates when you upgrade to a smart thermostat. These rebates can help offset the cost of your purchase, so you can start saving money even sooner!
9. Reduce your carbon footprint
If you love this beautiful planet as much as we do, then you’ll be glad to find that smart thermostats can help you reduce your carbon footprint.
Remember how we mentioned that smart thermostats can help you use less energy? Well, by using less energy, you’re also producing fewer harmful emissions. It’s a win-win for you and the environment!
10. Extend the life of your HVAC system
Your HVAC system is a big investment, so it only makes sense that you want it to last as long as possible.
A smart thermostat can help you extend the life of your equipment by making small adjustments that reduce wear and tear. In addition, the alerts and reminders we mentioned earlier can help you identify issues early on, so you can address them before they lead to a big breakdown.
11. Get peace of mind reliability
Anytime you invest in your home, you want to be sure that your money is well spent. You can expect a new, up-to-date thermostat to be reliable for years to come. An older model may not be as dependable and can mean many frustrating days fiddling with the dials — or worse, an uncomfortable home. If your old thermostat is on its last leg, it may be time for an upgrade.
Many smart thermostats also come with a warranty, so you can rest assured that your purchase is protected in the event of an issue.
12. Track your patterns
Curious about your family’s usage and trends when it comes to heating or cooling your home? A smart thermostat can help you track patterns and get insights into your energy use. This information is helpful when trying to find ways to further improve your efficiency and comfort.
13. Improve your home’s resale value
It’s home-selling season, and many homeowners are wondering what they can do to increase their home’s resale value.
If you’re thinking of putting your house on the market soon, then installing a smart thermostat is a great way to make it more appealing to potential buyers. They’ll love the convenience, energy savings, and peace of mind that comes with owning smart heating and cooling equipment. And it’s a relatively affordable investment that sets your home apart from others on the market.
Have we convinced you that installing a smart thermostat is a worthwhile investment?
If you’re ready to upgrade, be sure to contact Lee Company. We’ll help you find the perfect model for your needs and budget, and our team of certified technicians can handle the installation quickly and efficiently.
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