If you have not yet heard of smart thermostats, you might be missing out on some great advantages of this relatively inexpensive HVAC technology.
ONe of the best things about almost all technology is that some aspect of human error is taken over, and that is certainly the case with smart thermostats.
A smart thermostat helps because it “learns” your schedule and adjusts the thermostat settings appropriately. Another cool thing that it can do is allow you to control or just check on the heating and cooling remotely. Smart thermostats come with an app for your phone, so no matter where you are, you can check and make sure the a/c is working okay or change the time that you will be home if you have a change of schedule. In addition, the smart thermostat can send you an email if something happens you need to know about. Let’s say you are at work and there is a power outage across town at your house. The a/c wouldn’t be working, of course, so your house would probably get too hot. Your smart thermostat app would notify you via email so you could call the power company; also, it would be a clue that the dumb, not smart, crock pot won’t be having your dinner ready. All of these things revolve around the major benefit, which is saving energy. Every industry, including the HVAC industry, is looking for technology that will help save energy. Smart thermostats are proven energy savers, and that means big savings for your wallet, as well. Since you can get one at the home improvement store for relatively little cost, this is something you might want to look into.