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 much effort on our end. With all these possibilities, 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 the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by utilizing 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, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising 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 makes, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to intuitively 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 adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the 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—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it operate 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 matches your home and lifestyle? The experts at Speedy Air Conditioning can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 239-596-2645 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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