The thermostat isn’t something you’ve probably thought much about. You flip a button to control the temperature. If it’s programmable, you may have set it at the beginning of the season based on your needs.
But with everything changing thanks to the Internet of Things, maybe you’ve been considering upgrading your programmable thermostat to a smart thermostat instead.
If you’ve watched ads and videos, smart thermostats look impressive. They observe your behavior, make subtle changes based on your actions, look for patterns, and make recommendations for ways to save. Many come with apps, making it easy to control your home’s temperature wherever you have internet access.
But should you spend the money on one, given they can cost several hundred dollars depending on which one you select?
Do I love technology and want ways to make my home even more energy efficient?
Are you the kind of person that always pulls up different apps whenever you have a free moment? Do you already use your mobile device to control many different things in your life? Do you often change the temperature based on your lifestyle and habits? Are you a reports and stats person that like to analyze ways to improve your efficiency?
Some people love gadgets and finding ways to make their systems even better. Some people think “delete” even at the mention of the above questions. If you enjoy playing with technology and tweaking systems to improve cost savings, it might be worth the investment.
Do I often remember to turn down the heat … after you’ve left for work?
Look at your patterns when using the thermostat you already have in place. If you touch it once or twice a day, a programmable thermostat may do you just fine. But if you find yourself playing with it over and over again - up and down depending on your moods, a smart thermostat could save you money. It can learn your behaviors and make suggestions on operating in a more efficient way.
Am I looking for ways to save energy?
A smart thermostat can be a great way to manage how you heat and cool your home. And because of the reports it will produce, it can give you added knowledge into ways you can save.
Are you ready to install a smart thermostat to make your heating and cooling system more efficient? We’re here to answer any questions you may have, just ask.