It seems like just about everything can be controlled these days with the touch of a button. You can add your home’s thermostat to the list.
While programmable thermostats were once the gold standard, smart – or Wi-Fi – thermostats offer an even greater level of convenience by allowing you to control your thermostat from your smartphone or smart device from anywhere. In our most recent blog, Schebler Heating and Air discusses how smart thermostats work and how you can save money and energy with our professional installation.
To learn more about smart thermostats or to make an appointment to have a smart thermostat installed in your Quad Cities’ home, contact Schebler Heating and Air today.
How do Smart Thermostats Save Money?
Smart thermostats are equipped with several features that help reduce heating and cooling costs on homeowners’ monthly energy bill.
Controlling Your Thermostat Remotely
Imagine you’re on vacation in the summer and you forgot to adjust your programmable thermostat to a higher setting. With a smart thermostat, this isn’t a problem. Since the thermostat is connected to your home’s internet, you can simply pull out your smartphone and make the necessary adjustment with the tap of a button. This immediately reduces your energy bill by only using your HVAC system when you are home.
Smart thermostats use geofencing technology to know where your smartphone is. If you’re driving home from work, the thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature in your home to your preferred settings for optimal comfort. Unlike programmable thermostats that allow you to preset the temperature, smart thermostats can automatically make adjustments if your normal schedule is altered and you’re coming home later than usual. Many smart thermostats also use sensors to know whether the home is occupied or not. This adaptability reduces energy usage without interrupting your schedule.
Monitoring for HVAC System Issues
Smart thermostat features can monitor for energy spikes that could indicate repair or maintenance is needed and send you an alert immediately to notify you of an issue within the heating and cooling system. This can help limit damage to your HVAC system and lower your energy bills.
Providing Energy Reports
Smart thermostats provide regular energy reports regarding your HVAC system’s energy usage. This can help you make energy-efficient changes to generate additional savings.
Some smart thermostats have built-in AI technology that can even learn your temperature preferences when you’re home or away. It will adjust temperatures automatically without you lifting a hand.
How Much Energy Will Smart Thermostats Save You?
According to Energy Star, the installation of a smart thermostat can cut down on your monthly energy bills by about 8%. This equates to around $50 of savings per year. Savings can be even greater depending on your personal comfort preferences, the climate, and the type of HVAC equipment you own.
Contact Schebler for Installation of a Smart Thermostat
If you’re looking for ways to cut down on your monthly energy costs, you don’t have to buy a brand new HVAC system. Contact Schebler Heating and Air today to schedule an appointment to install a smart thermostat in your home.