Save with Smart Thermostat Installation
Adding another technological device to your home might sound daunting, but smart thermostats are one of the wisest investments a homeowner can make. Not only do these gadgets add value to your home, but smart thermostats offer families significant savings when it comes to their heating and cooling expenses. By integrating one of these systems with your HVAC unit, you’ll be able to reduce your energy consumption, decrease monthly expenses, and gain a holistic view of your energy usage habits.
What Is a Smart Thermostat?
A smart thermostat connects to and can be controlled by your phone, tablet, smart speaker, or another internet-connected device. Also called Wi-Fi thermostats, smart thermostats allow users to set their desired temperature settings and schedule periods of temperature fluctuation based on when they will be in or away from their homes. They can also be incorporated into other home automation systems for an even more seamless user experience.
Depending on what type of smart thermostat you have installed, it may come with a number of unique capabilities. Some smart thermostats can learn your heating and cooling behaviors to make adjustments automatically based on what it learns about you. Other smart thermostats can help you identify HVAC repair needs early, sending diagnostic reports for your systems to your phone or tablet. Along with these diagnostic reports, your thermostat may also provide detailed reports on your energy consumption during the month to help you make more informed decisions about your usage.
How Do Smart Thermostats Save You Money?
Because smart thermostats are so focused on helping to reduce energy consumption and reveal key insights about your energy usage, this translates into lower heating and cooling costs for your home. This is achieved through three key features of a Wi-Fi thermostat: learning, monitoring, and sensing.
What makes smart thermostats so smart is their ability to learn your comfort preferences over time. While you initially set up your thermostat by entering your ideal temperature, the system will learn and observe your behavior to anticipate when you’ll be home and when you’ll be away. They’ll also be able to intuit what temperatures you prefer at which times of the day, automatically making these adjustments to ensure your home remains at the perfect comfort level.
Smart thermostats are always monitoring your energy usage, collecting and sharing data with users. From your phone, you’ll be able to see how much energy you’re using and how much your estimated bill will be based on these behaviors. This information can then be used to adjust your program manually or allow your smart thermostat to handle it all for you. By providing you with detailed information about your energy consumption, you’ll be empowered to make smarter decisions that result in significant savings.
Most thermostats can sense when you aren’t home, automatically switching to an eco-setting to save you energy (and money). Motion sensors allow them to detect where people are present, transferring to the eco setting when there is no movement in the house. However, some systems may use a geotracking program to detect when your phone is out of range. If you have a vacation home, you can choose to turn your system off. It will only turn back on if it detects the temperatures are too high or low and could result in a home emergency, such as frozen pipes.
How Much Money Can Wi-Fi Thermostats Save You?
A one- or two-degree change from your preferred indoor temperature can result in a 1% to 3% reduction in your energy bill. Now, imagine your thermostat can intuitively change the temperature by 10 or 15 degrees during the eight hours you’re at work, and it’s easy to see how your energy savings can increase by nearly 10%.
Where Can I Get a Wi-Fi Thermostat?
At SameDay Heating & Air, Plumbing, and Electrical, our team offers a broad range of smart thermostat solutions to help Salt Lake City families save on their heating and cooling expenses. We even offer customizable whole-home automation systems complete with a smart thermostat, security system, door locks, break-in security, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.