The Future of Home Comfort Is Here
Smart thermostats, or learning thermostats have been around for a while now, and they keep getting smarter. Popular brands include Google Nest® EcoBee® an Honeywell Home. Here are some of the smart features these thermostats offer that can help make your home more comfortable year round while also reducing energy usage.
1. They Learn Your Routine. Smart thermostats have built-in sensors that can track activity inside the home. This allows them to auto-adjust the temperature schedule based on whether a room is occupied or not. If you routinely turn down the heat before going to bed, your thermostat will learn this routine and start lowering the temperature for you automatically.
2. They Know When You're Away From Home. Using your smartphone's location in combination with sensors in the home, a smart thermostat can switch to economy mode to save energy when your away for an extended period of time.
3. Tracks Energy Usage. Understaning your energy usage history can help you better manage your heating and cooling schedule, which in turn can lower your utility bill.
4. Provides Early Warning of an Emergency. If the temperature drops unexpectedly when it's below freezing, it could be a furnace malfunction. An early warning can give you time to act before pipes freeze and water damage occurs.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat is easy, and can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. Have thermostat or other heating questions? Rapid Response Plumbing Heating and Air is here to help.