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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

For the last few 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 is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to lower your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. 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 give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything unexpected happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, along 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 want your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to intuitively adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
  • Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it be compatible 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 pros at Rescue Heating & Air can help you get on the right path to home comfort. Contact us at 361-265-4371 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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