You may have heard the buzz about smart thermostats, but you’re not really sure if one is right for your home. Sure, they’re trendy, but can they really make that much of a difference when it comes to your home comfort levels or your energy savings? Every type of thermostat has its benefits and its pitfalls. Basic thermostats are certainly easy to use, but don’t necessarily promote the greatest energy savings. Programmable thermostats are perfect at keeping your home comfortable and helping you become more energy efficient – as long as you can program them in the first place! So how are smart thermostats any better?
First of all, let’s explain what a smart thermostat is. While undeniably trendy, they’re also a pretty great tool for monitoring and controlling your indoor environment, and, ultimately, lowering your utility bills. But the best part about having a smart thermostat is the control you as a homeowner will have. You can adjust the temperature from just about any mobile device with access to the Internet, and most smart thermostats provide an easy interface for controlling the thermostat while at home. There are many new brands and models available on the market right now, so with some research you can find the right one for your home.
Smart thermostats may seem complicated and technologically advanced, but they are much simpler to use than many people anticipate. You can get your smart thermostat up and running just the way you’d like it by just a few taps on your Smartphone. You can get the thermostat easily set to the temperature you want. Forgetting to change the temperature when you go to work is no longer an issue when you have a smart thermostat – you can just hop online once you get to work and set the temperature as appropriate. And, many smart thermostats are able to “learn” your preferences over time, and automatically set the right temperatures in your home, depending on the time of day, or day of the week.
Additionally, some smart thermostats are able to alert homeowners to possible issues with their HVAC systems. That’s a great benefit in and of itself, as early detection of any problems can help repairs be less costly, and can keep a potentially dangerous situation from becoming worse. All of these benefits combined can help you with your home’s energy consumption – and that can ultimately help you save money when it comes to your utility bills.
At Burkhardt, our ultimate goal is top comfort for you and your family, as well as energy savings for your household. If you’d like to learn more about how smart thermostats can benefit your home, rely on Burkhardt Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration & Generators to meet your needs. Call us today for friendly, professional assistance with your air conditioning needs. Southshore residents contact us at 504.277.7520, and Northshore residents please call 985.626.7741.