Smart home technology has been a rising trend. And, smart thermostats, are high on that trend list. A smart thermostat provides comfort to your home and saves you money! Read on to learn more.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
A smart thermostat is a home automation device and can be used to control the home’s heating and air conditioning. It’s more than a regular thermostat as it’s usually WIFI enabled. It contains sensors that can adjust the temperature in the home via a phone, tablet, smart speaker, or any device connected to the Internet. This allows individuals to monitor their thermostats without continually having to physically touch it.
How Can It Save You Money?
A smart thermostat can help you save on your electric bill. Whenever you’re not home, you can check your phone to make sure that the thermostat is turned off. Some brands of smart thermostats will have a learning curve and will begin to understand your preferences for optimal temperature in the house. It will then automatically adjust the settings, so the home is at an optimal temperature…while using the least amount of energy possible! You can also set different temperatures for each room. For example, if no one uses the basement, you can keep that area of the house cooler in the winter.
A study on the brand of smart thermostat called Nest concluded that the average household saw energy savings between 745 and 955 kWh. This translates to approximately 12% of average heating and cooling consumption. So, homes were seeing their electric bills decrease by an average of 12% per household with this single device. Some smart thermostats can also save you money by reminding you when it’s time for regular maintenance.
Is It Easy to Use?
A smart thermostat is straightforward to use. Simply download the app onto your device and change the temperature whenever you choose. Or, use a WIFI-enabled speaker to give verbal commands to change the temperature.
Residential Electrician Baltimore County: Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling
Looking for a residential electrician in Baltimore County to install a smart thermostat? Tim Kyle Electric, Heating & Cooling is your top choice. A smart thermostat unit can be sophisticated and we can install it correctly to perform optimally. Give us a call! We’re available 24/7 at 410-876-9404.