It may seem like a no-brainer since the word “smart” is in their name, but you may wonder about the benefits of installing a smart thermostat. At Comfort Temp, we’ve kept our community’s homes comfortable and provided expert guidance on HVAC systems for four decades. Read on to learn why we think investing in smart thermostats is a wise choice for your home.
1. They Reduce Energy Costs.
Particularly as our Florida summer approaches, being able to control your thermostat, even when you’re not home, helps you minimize your utility costs and not waste energy. You can program the thermostat to raise the temperature when you’re away and lower it when you’re home.
The amount you can save on your cooling costs is variable, but estimates range from about 15-23%.
2. You Can Control Your Thermostat From Anywhere.
A major benefit of using a smart thermostat is the ability to control it remotely. It’s rare that people don’t have their cell phones with them, and thermostat apps allow you to log in to adjust your temperature to fit your needs in real-time.
Your smart thermostat can also give you an early indication that your HVAC system may not be running as it should through alerts that your home’s temperature has risen or fallen below your settings.
3. They Let You Track Your Energy Usage.
A wi-fi thermostat lets you see how your energy usage has evolved over time. You can use this information to see how you’ve used energy in the past to determine how you’ll likely use it in the future and adjust your temperature preferences accordingly.
4. They’re User-Friendly.
One hesitation from people who haven’t made the switch to smart thermostats may be their fear that they’ll be difficult to program or adjust. But, nothing could be further from the truth. Smart thermostats make it easy to schedule, predict, and adjust your home’s temperature, no matter where you are.
5. They Learn Your Preferences.
Smart thermostats learn your preferences and patterns over time, including detecting movement so they can learn the typical times each family member is home, so they can smartly predict how hot or cold you will want your home. In addition, they can monitor the weather outside and adjust to cool your home when it’s expected to be hot or increase the heat when a cold snap is on the way.
Be Smart and Trust Comfort Temp.
A smart thermostat lets you stay cool and comfortable inside of your home while saving on utility costs and using less energy, all while letting you enjoy the flexibility of controlling your home’s thermostat from your phone. If you are interested in upgrading your thermostat, we’ll gladly take care of the installation!
When it comes to maximizing the life of your home’s HVAC system, rely on the experienced team at Comfort Temp. We’ve spent decades helping homeowners like you in Gainesville, Jacksonville, and the surrounding communities avoid unit breakdowns that leave your family out in the cold or burning up. Contacting us for your HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair needs is the smartest thing you can do for your comfort.