Winter is here, and heating bills are on the rise. After all, it is difficult to regulate your thermostat at times that you are traveling or at work. You want to be sure your house is warm when you get home but that your heating system is not wasting energy and money while no one is there. Fortunately, smart thermostats are a recent innovation that allows homeowners to control their heating and cooling from their smartphone, even when they are not home. Consider these reasons that smart thermostats are an ideal way to save money and be more energy-efficient.
- Keep your heating costs down. One of the things homeowners love about smart thermostats is that you can program and control your heating so that your furnace doesn’t run as much during the day when no one is home. You can also have it set to kick on and warm the house up just before everyone starts arriving home for the evening.
- Create an energy usage profile. Smart thermostats typically allow you to track your home energy usage and see the times that you use the most energy. You can use this to make adjustments that save more money on your utility bills.
- Remote control. The most popular feature of smart thermostats is that they can be controlled from anywhere, using your smartphone. You can easily change your settings at any time and even receive alerts while you’re on vacation if the temperature in your house rises above or drops below your settings.
- Smart technology. Your smart thermostat can detect movement in your home and begin to learn when your household is most active, which can help to determine heating and cooling needs. They can also monitor weather reports to help you adjust your settings when heat waves or cold fronts are coming your way.
If you are interested in getting a smart thermostat installed, or have any other maintenance or repair needs to your HVAC system, call on the professionals at Hardcastle Home Services today. Visit our website for more information or call us at (719) 294-1704.