Are you interested in upgrading your HVAC system but are unsure what smart thermostats offer your space? Read below to share this information shared from Trane’s website that explores the benefits and features smart thermostats include:
How do smart thermostats work?
You probably know thermostats monitor the temperature in your home and respond to programmed heating and cooling settings. But, how do they work? Essentially, a smart thermostat allows you to control the temperature in your home, and oftentimes other variables like humidity, too, with any web-enabled device.
That means, homeowners can easily manage the temperature in their home via an app on their smartphone, tablet, or computer. Not only is this technology a faster and easier way to indoor comfort, but it can also save you money and energy, too.
5 benefits of a smart thermostat
Here are five benefits of installing a smart thermostat, if you don’t already have one.
- Smart thermostats allow you to use the heating and cooling functionality when you need it most
Your smart thermostat can be set for home occupancy and some can even learn your home occupancy trends so that it heats or cools depending on when people are in the home, or about to be in the home. This means that you no longer have to worry about the house being at a certain temperature while you are away.
- Smart thermostats are easy to ‘set and forget’
According to a survey from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 89% of respondents rarely or never used their programmable thermostats to set a weekday or weekend program. Not using the programmable feature on your thermostat can increase energy costs because you may be heating or cooling your home when it is not necessary. Smart thermostats are very easy to program with most featuring digital touch screens that allow you to program the thermostat once and then forget about it. Because of their ‘smart’ technology, smart thermostats can learn your habits, eventually negating the need to program anything at all, while still enjoying the benefits of saving energy, time, and money.
- Smart thermostats can help you easily track your energy usage
WiFi enabled smart thermostats allow homeowners to track their energy usage with real-time data. Once you have this data, you can create a home energy profile that identifies trends in energy usage, how it changes in each season, and how that affects your present and future energy costs. Having this information can help you adjust heating and cooling preferences to further decrease energy costs.
- Smart thermostats are good for the environment, and your budget
Because smart thermostats are easy to set and forget, easy to program, and easy to adjust remotely, you can have more control over when your HVAC system runs and for how long. These features allow you to use less energy by heating or cooling your home only when needed, which results in less energy usage and lower monthly bills. Installing a smart thermostat can improve your energy savings, reducing your energy bills by an estimated 10 percent per year depending on manufacturers and usage, resulting in saving hundreds of dollars every year.
- Smart thermostats are easy to install
After you purchase a smart thermostat, an HVAC technician will come to your house to install it and get it up and running in a few easy steps. Before installing your thermostat, the HVAC technician will cut the power and remove your old thermostat. Then, they’ll connect your home’s wires to your new thermostat and install the new thermostat faceplate. Lastly, they’ll restore power and follow remaining programming instructions. After installation and programming, your technician can give you a brief tutorial on how to work your new system.
How to pick the right thermostat for your home
With the growing popularity of smart thermostats, there is no shortage of options for homeowners looking to purchase a smart thermostat. When it comes to choosing a smart thermostat for your home, you should consider compatibility, cost, and functionality. Your smart thermostat must be compatible with your current heating and cooling system. When considering cost, it is important to note that smart thermostats may be more expensive than standard thermostats up front but can save you money in the long run. If you are unsure which smart thermostat is right for you or would like expert advice, contact your local Trane expert today.
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