Enjoy Energy Savings, Increased Comfort with a Smart Thermostat

Enjoy Energy Savings, Increased Comfort with a Smart ThermostatIf you’re anything like most homeowners, you’re always looking at ways to save energy in your home without circumventing your comfort level. This is why we’re seeing such an influx of smart thermostats.  Let’s take a look at how smart thermostats can help you get a better handle on your energy costs each month through the benefits you’ll receive.

From Manual to Programmable

Several years ago, the world was introduced to the idea of programmable thermostats. Before that, everyone was relegated to the use of manual devices that, as their name suggests, had to be altered manually whenever you wanted to change its temperature settings. When programmable thermostats entered the market, it was like a revolution. Now homeowners could set specific temperature for certain days and times. This allowed more control over heating and cooling than these homeowners were accustomed to having, and very effectively cut energy costs by a healthy margin.

From Programmable to Smart

The HVAC industry is always changing, with innovation being an important element. Programmable thermostats paved the way for zoning systems (which allow homeowners the flexibility of controlling temperatures room-by-room) and ultimately to the creation of smart thermostats. These newer units offer a number of benefits, including:

  • Internet connectivity — If you’re away from home and need to make changes to your thermostat’s settings, all you need to do is access the unit from any computer or device with internet access.
  • Smartphone connectivity — With many units, there is also a downloadable app for your smartphone that will allow you to make changes remotely.
  • Viewable reports — If you truly want to get a handle on your monthly energy costs, you need to know how you’re using energy in the first place. Viewable reports will present you with all the information you need.
  • Automatic adjustments — Soon after using a smart thermostat, the unit will adapt to your behavior and adjust themselves automatically.

For more expert advice about smart thermostats, or for questions related to home comfort, please contact the professionals at C.R. Wolfe Heating, proudly serving the needs of Middletown and the surrounding area.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Middletown, New York about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information about smart thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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