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What is a Smart Thermostat?

The past ten or so years, the appearance of Smart technology has become evident. Everything from phones to cars, to home appliances, are becoming more advanced so they can better serve consumers. Smart technologies are everywhere and your heating and cooling system is no different.

Smart thermostats can be found in quite a few styles and many companies like NEST Labs are trying to innovate with new breakthroughs in smart home technology. Because this is a newer technology, there are plenty of options when it comes to smart thermostats. Here are some of the great features smart thermostats offer:


Having Remote Access
May seem simple, but occasionally the simple things should be appreciated. With a smart thermostat, you can access your heating and cooling system from your phone, tablet, or computer. For example, if you are away from your home for a few days, you can turn off your HVAC system to save on your electricity bill. Small things like this can add up and save you money, while also making it easier to adjust the system after you left, in case you forget. This is a convenient feature for any home, but especially in second homes that may not be used very often.

Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency is essential when you consider innovation. Smart thermostats do exactly that. Using learning features as well as programmable systems, smart thermostats are designed to keep your home as comfortable as possible, while using less energy.

  • Programmable – Smart thermostats do not always need to be manually adjusted to fit your home comfort needs or your schedule. Smart Thermostats often allow you to program a schedule.
  • Learning – while this may sound like something out of a sci-fi movie but Smart thermostats can learn from what you do on a daily basis. Just like the programmable thermostats that can be set to fit your schedule, some of [them|these|the thermostats]70] can make adjustments to the hectic nature of your routines.
  • Account for All the Data – A smart thermostat may also analyze what the most effective way is to heat or cool your home while using the least amount of energy, based on the data it records. More than just using the same settings that don’t care about efficient use of energy, your thermostat learns the most effective ways to use the smallest amount of energy to do the best job.
  • Environmentally Friendly– A new report on Climate Change explains that one of the four best ways to prevent climate change was choosing to install a smart thermostat. Because of the reduced amount of energy used by smart thermostats, there are lower greenhouse emissions coming from your heating and AC equipment.

There you have it! Smart thermostats save you money, make your home more comfortable, are more accessible, and better for the environment. If you are trying to make a simple smart home improvement that will pay off in the long run, a smart thermostat is your best choice!

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