It’s no exaggeration to say that smart thermostats have revolutionized the heating and cooling business. These ingenious digital devices allow for dramatically improved HVAC system performance, and despite costing more than older-style thermostats they are well worth the investment.
Assuming you choose a good-quality device, here are some of the benefits a smart thermostat can offer:
All thermostats are programmable, but the smart thermostat takes the concept to a whole new level. You can access a smart thermostat from anywhere in the world through a mobile or desktop app, and program it down to the minute for weeks ahead of time, knowing it will produce the exact temperatures and environmental conditions you prefer whenever you’re at home. This means increased comfort as well as convenience, since your temperature choices can be fully customized seven days a week, 24 hours a day.
Through algorithmic information processing, your smart thermostat will come to know your heating and cooling preferences better than you do. Based on your energy use habits and the data you input, it will learn to anticipate your heating and cooling preferences and make adjustments on the fly, even before you ask. Your smart thermostat will become a handy digital helper, keeping your HVAC system up-to-date and on the ball at all times.
With ready availability of historical and real-time energy consumption data, you can scrutinize or analyze your heating and cooling habits by the day, week, month, year or season. You can even analyze them by room or area of the home, if you have multiple thermostats integrated into a zoned heating and cooling system. This reporting feature provides valuable information that you can use to reduce costs or eliminate inefficiencies.
Your smart thermostat will have sensors that can detect your presence in the home, or the movements of your linked smart phone when your arrival home is imminent. Assuming it has come to know your personal comfort preferences, it can adjust temperatures accordingly by turning on or shutting off your heating and cooling equipment at the appropriate moments.
Unusual environmental conditions like high humidity, excessively bright sunshine or strong winter winds that cut through the walls of your home can affect the performance capabilities of your air conditioner or furnace. But you won’t have to make any adjustments for yourself, your smart thermostat will sense the differences and make instantaneous changes to keep indoor comfort levels consistent.
Many smart thermostats are designed to integrate with home automation systems. This means you can access them and monitor or adjust their operations from your automation control hub, the same centralized location where you manage your automated lighting systems, electronic devices or home appliances.
Forget the higher initial upfront costs, a smart thermostat will pay for itself many times over during its lifetime. Estimates are that you can cut your heating and cooling bills by 20-30 percent, if you take full advantage of each smart thermostat efficiency feature. Learning to use a smart thermostat is fun and easy, and once you know what you’re doing you’ll never regret your decision to install it.
In Highlands Ranch and throughout the Denver Metro Area, Indoor Air Quality, Inc. is gaining a reputation as the go-to source for all things heating, cooling and home comfort related. So if you want to know more about smart thermostats, please call Indoor Air Quality in Highlands Ranch today. Our friendly customer representatives will be glad to speak with you and answer all your questions about smart thermostat cost, functionality and installation. If you decide to purchase a smart thermostat, we’ll introduce you to the available models and help you make the perfect selection.