What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

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Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all this potential, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats run 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 the same. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by installing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything unexpected happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you want 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 preferred setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to instinctively adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? 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 changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
  • Should your device adjust to meet the climate? 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—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect 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 meets your needs? The experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get started. Contact us at 801-305-4777 or book an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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