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What is a smart thermostat?

May 02, 2016|

Energy efficiency is something people think about today more than ever. To truly craft a modern and energy efficient home, installing an automated “smart thermostat” is strongly recommended.

What Does a Smart Thermostat Do?

smart thermostat is an advanced device designed to automatically and/or remotely control the temperature in a home. With a traditional thermostat, an occupant is required to manually adjust the temperature dial. If you want to lower the temperature from 70 degrees to 60, turn the knob to 60. The dial remains on 60 degrees until you opt to make any changes. Such has been the way thermostats operated for decades.

All that has now changed. A smart thermostat, in essence, recognizes the behavior patterns of the occupant. The thermometer is “smart” because, once it learns your preferred temperatures, the device operate on its own to tweak the interior temperature to the commonly preferred levels. A self-learning smart thermostat can be programmed to log your routine behaviors and patterns and automatically repeat these actions on your behalf.

The “self-aware” thermostat

These new thermostats acts as part of a daily and nightly routine, you set the thermostat to a certain level right before bed. Prior to leaving for work the next day, you may adjust the interior for an empty home. You expect to arrive home at around 6 pm and want the temperature to be at a certain level in the summer or winter. At night, as bedtime approaches, the cycle to repeats itself.

Since the smart thermostat has been programmed to remember you actions, the device will perform them automatically once such a function is engaged. Now, that is convenient.

Save Money with a Smart Thermostat

Not only do you experience enhanced comfort and convenience, you prevent energy from going to waste. Imagine forgetting to turn off the air conditioning before heading to work. You end up paying for ten full hours of wasted, unnecessary cool air.

Money that could be better directed elsewhere is wasted thanks to the poor regulation of temperature in a property. With traditional thermostats, many homeowners have trouble staying on top of energy management. Waste results.

A smart thermostat helps get you back on track with saving money. The temperature always remains at the level you want, no more, no less.

Manual Online Access No Matter Where You Are

You never know what could happen while you are away. What if the summer weather takes a huge dip in the afternoon while the cooling system is running when you are away? With an advanced smart thermostat, just use the internet to manually change the settings on the thermostat.

No matter where you are, as long as you have access to a computer, a tablet, a smartphone, or other device, you can access your home’s thermostat. Even if you were on a business trip 7,000 miles across the ocean, raising or lowering your home’s thermostat only requires a few taps on a keyboard. You do not need to be a “tech wizard” either. All smart thermostats are designed with the average homeowner in mind.

A Smart Thermostat Delivers A Simple Solution

The best way to curtail energy losses and expenses in the home is to employ the simplest, least costly solution. In attempts to improve energy efficiency, homeowners take really drastic measures. Installing double-glazed windows after a comprehensive energy audit definitely reduces heat and cooling loss. Unfortunately, a homeowner must save money for years and years in order to recoup the costs in purchase and installation.

Simply investing in a smart thermostat is the easier, cheaper, and, honestly, more effective. Modernize your home’s energy regulation. Invest in a smart thermostat.

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