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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 lifting a finger. With all this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, 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 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 using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can alter your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model makes, 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 maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to intuitively adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows 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 get home.
  • 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—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without leaving the couch.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can help you get on the right path to home comfort. You can reach us us at 203-734-7648 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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