Do you need a smart thermostat in your home? In a word, YES! Smart thermostats have the ability to learn a household’s pattern and adjust heating and cooling according to when you are home or away. This can help keep you and your family comfortable as well as save you money on your energy bill. You are able to create temperature settings based on daily schedules, weather conditions, home zones, heating and cooling needs, and more.
Another benefit of installing a smart thermostat is that, often, you are able to control it remotely. If you are coming home early and want your house cooled before you arrive, you can easily do so. Leave for vacation and forget to change the temperature? No problem! It is also a great way to monitor your system and make sure the temperature in your home does not rise or fall drastically while you are way. This gives you peace of mind that your HVAC system is working properly.
Many smart thermostats have learning functions built right in. In combination with their sensors, they can “learn” when you are active, and when heating and cooling needs to be on – changing their own schedules accordingly.
A smart thermostat also provides energy reports about how much power you are using. The reports usually include tips on how to adjust temperatures to save money, as well.
What Smart Thermostat is Right for You?
Now that you have heard about what makes smart thermostats handy, it is time to choose the one that is right for you. There are lots of options on the market right now and it can be hard to decide. Here are a few thermostats that we love starting with our favorite, the Honeywell Programmable Thermostat.
Honeywell Programmable Thermostat
This thermostat offers many of the same features of the pricier brands at a fraction of the cost. When you’re on the go, you can check, adjust, and program your RTH6580WF WiFi Seven-Day Programmable Thermostat from your smartphone. Connected to your home’s existing WiFi connection, this digital thermostat gives you remote access from any WiFi-enabled device. Download the free app to your smartphone or tablet for virtual access to your thermostat. From your connected device, you can program – or reprogram – on the fly. At home, access the thermostat’s functions using the large, easy-to-read display. Either way, it puts the comfort and energy savings in your hands.
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Nest Learning Thermostat
The Nest Learning Thermostat does exactly what the names says! It learns what temperature you like and builds a schedule around yours. Independent studies have shown that Nest Learning Thermostat saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating bills and 15% on cooling bills, so in about two years, it pays for itself!
The thermostat automatically adapts as your life and seasons change. Let’s say you typically turn down the heat before you get ready for bed. Nest will start doing this on its own after just a week of use! Like to wake up to 70 degrees? After you have adjusted the air a few days in a row, Nest will know to set itself to 70 degrees for you to enjoy breakfast in the morning.
Nest also knows when you leave for work. It uses sensors and your phone’s location to check if you have left, then it will set itself to an Eco Temperature to save energy.
Sensi Smart Thermostat
From across the room or across the country, use the intuitive app to remotely control and schedule your home comfort – anytime, anywhere. Sensi works with the most popular smart home systems on the market including Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and more. Enjoy seven-day flexible scheduling with energy usage reports and smart alerts that detect extreme temperatures and humidity levels.
You can purchase a smart thermostat directly from us or if you already have one, we will install if for just $99!