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Smart Thermostats: How Much Do They Save?

Smart Thermostats

It seems like every day there’s a new piece of smart technology designed to simplify your life, so it can be hard to know which ones you actually need. Smart thermostats can increase the efficiency and overall performance of your HVAC systems, and in turn, improve your overall home comfort! But are they worth it?

Efficiency
Smart thermostats won’t magically improve the mechanics of your HVAC systems, but they do save you a fair bit on your monthly bills. By using scheduling, geofencing, and motion sensors, your smart thermostat can effectively heat and cool your home in a way that keeps you comfortable and minimizes unnecessary energy consumption. You ultimately have control over the temperature and when your systems run, but smart thermostats will also learn from your patterns and temperature preferences so that as time goes on, you can spend less time adjusting the temperature and heating/cooling schedules. Your savings will depend on which model you choose, but studies have shown that smart thermostats will save you between 10-23% on your utility bills.

Control
One of the many things homeowners like about smart thermostats is that they give them complete freedom and control over their home comfort. You can control your smart thermostat from anywhere you can get an internet signal using a wireless device. This means that you can turn off your systems or reduce their cycles when you’re out and then turn up the heat or air conditioning before you head home for the day. They are also completely programmable, so each member of your family can have personalized settings. Don’t worry if the settings don’t match, you can also adjust the temperature in individual rooms in some cases. Once you install a smart thermostat, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without one.

Peace of Mind
Unfortunately, once you become a homeowner, your responsibility never really stops. Even when you go on vacation, there is always a part of you that worries about something happening to your home while you’re away. Smart thermostats alleviate a large portion of that concern because they allow you to check in on your HVAC systems, so you don’t have to worry about the heat shutting off and your pipes freezing if you are away during the winter. They also let you know when it’s time to change your filters or call for professional maintenance, which ensures your HVAC systems will always be running at their best.

There are several smart thermostats available through Team Harding that can help you step into the future of home comfort; all you need to do is decide which model is right for you!

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