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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without a lot of effort. With all this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to lower your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by installing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you even more control over your heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to automatically adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re heading home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The experts at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Call us at 928-263-8570 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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