How Installing a Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money

We are all on the lookout for cost-saving measures in our everyday lives. Have you ever considered that upgrading a single small device on your wall could improve your monthly energy bill? 

While it may seem initially counterintuitive to spend money on an upgrade, installing a smart thermostat will improve the efficiency of your entire HVAC system. This one decision will save you money on energy bills for years to come. 

How Smart Thermostats Save Money

Over the past ten years or so, smart thermostats have become commonplace in many households across the country. Perhaps you’re asking, “What is a smart thermostat? How do I know if I already have one?” 

Simply put, smart thermostats have the ability to connect to WiFi networks. This lets you control your heating and cooling settings from a smartphone, app, tablet, or even a smart home speaker system like Alexa or Google. 

Because of their WiFi capability, smart thermostats can conserve energy. They accomplish this by cutting off heat and air conditioning more frequently than traditional thermostats—without sacrificing your comfort or convenience inside your home. 

Using motion sensors or geo-fencing technology, smart thermostats can detect when no one is home. Then, they can adjust your HVAC settings accordingly, saving energy as you go about your daily routine. 

Some smart thermostats can learn your typical schedule, while others offer customized heating and cooling schedules that you set. This provides similar energy savings to the smart detection mentioned above. 

Some customers prefer one to the other for various reasons. The good news is that there are many smart thermostats on the market today, so you can find one that’s the best fit for your needs!

5 Pros of Smart Thermostats

It’s true that smart thermostats save money, but that’s not the only reason people love them! Here are just a few additional perks of smart thermostats: 

1. Remote Management

Smart thermostats connect to apps through smartphones or tablets, allowing you to set the temperature of your home from anywhere! Forgot to bump up the temperature before leaving on vacation? Not a problem. Want to check the current temperature while you’re out and about? You can do it with a few taps on a screen. 

2. Alerting Systems

HVAC systems are quite complex, and when your unit isn’t working as it should, it can be hard to assess the issue. Smart thermostats can remove much of the guesswork. 

From filter change reminders to maintenance alerts, you’ll know just what your HVAC unit needs. Some high-tech systems can even pinpoint the malfunctioning or broken part!

3. Customized Scheduling

The scheduling options of smart thermostats are nearly limitless. If you prefer a cooler home when you go to bed each night, but don’t want to run the AC as often during the day, you can “set it and forget it”! If you work from home Monday through Friday but leave the house often on weekends, you can set a different schedule for Saturdays and Sundays.

4. Detailed Settings

Smart thermostats are capable of much more than their manual predecessors. Instead of “heat,” “cool,” and “off,” you can create a combination of heating and cooling settings that suit your comfort level. 

In addition to customized scheduling, your smart thermostat will also come with a detailed settings menu that will help you optimize your energy usage and your preferences. 

5. Improved User Experience

In addition to financial savings, smart thermostats provide a much better user experience. You don’t have to walk over to the thermostat to adjust the temperature multiple times daily. You won’t have to guess when it’s time to change your filters or schedule a tune-up. And you can program a schedule that works with your daily and weekly routine. 

This improved user experience, combined with lower energy bills, makes smart thermostats a great buy for many homeowners. 

Need Professional Help With Your Smart Thermostat?

If you’re ready to upgrade your home to a smart thermostat, call Comfort Solutions Heating and Cooling. Our technicians are experts in thermostat replacements, and they can help you select the model that best suits your needs. 

If you’re considering an HVAC upgrade, we offer free estimates! Schedule your appointment today and discover the difference a smart thermostat can make.