Thermostats have come a long way over the years. When digital thermostats first hit the market, they were the latest and greatest in home technology. And soon enough, these were followed by smart thermostats, which have become even more popular. If you’re on the fence as to whether you should install a smart thermostat in your Boston home, here are some of the many benefits of doing so.
When it comes to heating and cooling your home, money is always on your mind. And that’s why a smart thermostat is something to strongly consider. For example, the Nest Thermostat, which is one of the most popular models, notes that it can save you up to 15 percent on cooling costs.[i] Imagine how much money that would keep in your pocket over the course of a year.
Set it and Forget it
Do you like your home to be a bit cooler in the morning? Do you want to cut back on how often your AC runs while you’re at work during the day? A smart thermostat is easy to program, allowing you to set it and forget it. Furthermore, some of the most advanced models even have motion sensors, which helps it know when to cool your home and when to keep your AC dormant.
Do you remember the old days when you had to physically walk to your thermostat to change its settings? Well, with a smart thermostat, this is a thing of the past. Now, you can use your smartphone to control the settings from anywhere in your home. Depending on the model, you can even adjust your settings remotely, as long as you have an internet connection.
Track Energy Use
Like many homeowners, you often wonder just how much energy your AC system is using. But unless you have a smart thermostat, you’re left to guess. With energy reports, a smart thermostat allows you to keep a close watch on how much power you’re using. You can also chart your usage from day to day, week to week, month to month, etc. This allows you to adjust accordingly, with the idea of saving money.
Compatible with Other Smart Home Devices
You can sync your smart thermostat with other smart home devices, such as your lights, window blinds, air purifier, and humidifier. When choosing a smart thermostat, pay attention to those that are compatible with other smart technology in your home.
Now that you better understand the top reasons to install a smart thermostat, it’s time to decide if it’s the right addition to your home. With the hot summer weather upon us, there’s no time like the present to consider the steps you can take to keep your home cool (while saving money).
If you have questions about smart thermostats and/or are ready to proceed with this project, contact us to setup an appointment. We’ll visit your home, inspect your current system, and help you choose the right thermostat for your needs and budget.