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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without much effort on our end. With all this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking 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 aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, 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 using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

If you are looking for additional benefits, there are smart thermostats that are even more advanced. Depending on what you would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows 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 get 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—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work 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 Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 561-533-6066 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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