What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all these possibilities, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to lower your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, 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 allow you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to intuitively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without leaving the couch.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 913-432-3342 or book an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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