Old thermostats require that you manually adjust them every time you want to change the temperature in your home. Thanks to the new smart thermostats, you can control them anywhere you go. When you look at the top five reasons to choose a smart thermostat, you’ll understand why so many homeowners use them.
1. Use It on the Go
Smart thermostats give you the control that you need in the palm of your hand. They come with an app that works on phones and other mobile devices. You’re only one touch of a button away from adjusting the temperature of your home, whether you’re on vacation or at work.
2. Schedule Your Usage
With a smart thermostat, you can schedule your heating and AC usage. You might tell the thermostat to turn off the AC on a hot Rochester day and have the AC kick on an hour before you get home. Rochester gets some cold days in the winter. While you don’t want to turn off the heat and risk your pipes freezing, the scheduling feature lets you keep the house a little cooler when no one is home. You can also schedule your thermostat to reach a comfy temperature by the end of the day.
3. Save Money
The most common reason why people invest in smart thermostats is so they can save money. When you use less heat or less air conditioning during the day, you’ll find that your energy bills go down. Many thermostats also come with audit features that keep track of the energy that you use. You can use one to see when you waste energy and get tips on using less to save even more money.
4. It Learns Your Behaviors
Smart thermostats are smart enough that they learn from your past behaviors. The one you install can actually predict what it thinks you want and adjust itself without your input. It might raise or lower the temperature during the day and then adjust the temperature to the level that you often use before you get home. With the app, you can go in and change any decisions the thermostat made.
5. You Can Connect it to Other Devices
Another reason to choose a smart thermostat is that you can connect it to other smart devices. Just imagine talking to the thermostat and telling it what to do when you’re watching Netflix on the couch and your phone is in another room. With Amazon Alexa, you can use voice commands to control it. Smart thermostats are also compatible with similar devices as well as different phones and tablets.
Make a Smart Thermostat Work for You
At Paxton Electric, our talented electricians can easily install a new smart thermostat in your home and help you learn about its top benefits. We can also help with surge protection to make sure your thermostat and all other electronics stay safe during storms and power surges. Call today to schedule any of our services.