7 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat
If you want to play it smart with your heating and cooling system, your wisest course of action is to replace your old thermostat with a smarter model. Saving energy requires intelligence, and if energy savings is your goal buying a programmable smart thermostat is the most intelligent decision you can make.
What Makes a Smart Thermostat Smart?
Smart thermostats give you precise and instantaneous digital control over your air conditioner, furnace, and other devices like air purifiers and humidifiers if you choose to connect them to your home comfort network. You can access your smart thermostat from its touchscreen interface or through your home’s WiFi system, meaning you can contact and program your HVAC and air quality control system from any location either inside or outside the home.
Smart thermostats can reduce inefficiency in energy usage to miniscule proportions, and that is the secret to their success.
Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat
The benefits of smart thermostats are numerous, and they include:
1. Energy Savings Galore
Naturally it will cost you some money upfront to purchase and install a smart thermostat, or multiple smart thermostats if you have a zoned HVAC system. But smart thermostats streamline your HVAC operations so efficiently they can reduce your energy usage by as much as 20 percent, and needless to say those kinds of energy savings will add up to a lot of money over time.
2. Learning and Adaptability
After a few weeks of operation, your smart thermostat will analyze your patterns of energy usage and begin to adapt to them, giving you customized performance that anticipates your needs and responds to them automatically. Smart thermostats often come with motion sensors that can detect your presence in the home, and when you’re not there it will adjust its operation accordingly to reduce energy consumption.
3. Air Quality Monitoring
A high-quality smart thermostat will measure air quality inside your home, and it can switch fans, air purifiers, humidifiers, and dehumidifiers on and off automatically to reduce air contamination and maintain indoor humidity at an acceptable level.
4. Systems Operation Monitoring
Smart thermostats will let you know when your air filter needs changing, or when your HVAC equipment is operating at less than full capacity and possibly in need of repairs. This information is vital because it lets you catch potential problems in the early stages, before serious breakdowns occur.
5. Tracking of Energy Usage Patterns
Your smart thermostat will provide you with performance and energy use reports as frequently as you want them, and this critically important data can help you make adjustments to improve HVAC system efficiency and boost your energy savings.
6. Smart Phone/App Control
Smart thermostat packages include easy-to-use mobile apps that make remote programming and monitoring a snap. This means you can set your furnace or air conditioner to produce exactly the temperature you want when you return home, regardless of where you are or how long you plan to stay away.
7. Compatibility with Other Smart Devices
Smart air purifiers and humidifiers/dehumidifiers are fully compatible with smart thermostats, and these thermostats can actually be programmed to accept commands from virtual assistants like Alexa and Siri. As more interactive technology comes online, the possibilities for smart thermostat linkage will undoubtedly continue to expand.
Getting Smart with Northern Climate Control
Smart thermostats have revolutionized the home energy game, and at Northern Climate Control we are enthusiastic about the possibilities of this exciting technology. If you are interested in joining the smart thermostat revolution, please contact us today to discuss your options and possibly schedule an appointment for installation. Energy savings are our specialty, and if you choose to work with us that means dramatically lower energy costs for you.