What Are the Benefits of Using a Smart Thermostat?
The smart thermostat has become a major breakthrough. According to recent studies by Park Associates, the number of broadband homes in the US with smart thermostats skyrocketed from 5% in 2014 to 13% in 2017. In 2020 it was estimated 29% of US broadband households were going to purchase this thermostat. Why? Because it saves up to 31% on your annual heating costs.
Want to understand more about this popular device? Keep reading to learn how it works and its advantages.
What does a smart thermostat do differently?
A smart thermostat sets the perfect temperature for you, even when you’re away from home. And when everyone’s gone, it adjusts the temperature to your preferences and the weather forecast via its internet connection. It also makes sure it’s warm when you get home. Are you coming home earlier or later than expected? Your smart thermostat knows this and acts accordingly automatically.
How? Some systems work on the basis of geofencing using GPS. The app knows your location and sets the heating to the desired temperature when you approach your home. Other systems only work with sensors that register a presence in the house.
Why is it better than a traditional thermostat?
Your heating represents 60% of your energy costs. A smart thermostat considerably reduces your consumption. Various smart thermostat websites advertise a reduction of up to 31%. This saving is possible because thanks to the newest thermostat on the market today, you never heat unnecessarily. And let’s not forget that what’s good for your wallet is good for the environment too.
How can a smart thermostat lower your consumption?
The devices are self-taught. They learn when they should and should not heat up. They also calculate the amount of energy needed to heat your home based on the outside temperature. They record the rate at which your interior is cooling.
With this data, these thermostats always heat your home in the most cost-effective way. This can even be done room-by-room thanks to specific radiator valves. Let’s say that in the middle of winter you forgot to close your bedroom window–some smart thermostats may even turn off the affected radiator. Plus, you’ll receive a monthly usage report to calculate how much you’re saving.
A smart thermostat keeps pace with your life.
The device has a weekly menu. This way you can easily customize your preferences per day. Are you out on Monday evenings, and there is always someone at home on Wednesday afternoons? Program it and your smart thermostat does the rest. If you come home, the system knows from sensors in the house or geofencing via your smartphone. It then adjusts the heating configuration. In addition, you can also control everything yourself via the Alexa app, Siri, or Google.
What does a smart thermostat and its installation cost?
There are many offers on the market. In principle, they all offer the same thing, however, some features do differ. Count around $200 give or take depending on the model, installation not included. Speak with a reliable and reputable plumbing and heating company so you can rest assured you are getting the best model and at the best cost.
Most traditional thermostats are great at what they do, but smart thermostats offer many advantages over them such as setting alerts and reminders and being able to adjust your temperature anywhere.
Not only can you program these thermostats to send alerts and reminders and learn your daily routine, but you can also save a lot of money on energy costs by installing them. If this sounds great to you, consider giving smart thermostats a try!
Would you like more information? Contact All A’s Plumbing & Heating. We will guide you through the purchase, cost and installation required.