Next time you're thinking of starting a home improvement project, consider an upgrade that can make your home more comfortable and save you money every month. All you need to do to enjoy these benefits is to install a smart thermostat. This advanced home technology gives you more control over your home's HVAC systems and helps reduce your utility bills without sacrificing indoor comfort. Here are some of the top reasons to upgrade to a smart thermostat this year.
1. Lower your utility bills
The furnace and air conditioner in your home account for a large portion of your energy usage and utility bills. One of the easiest ways to reduce energy consumption and lower costs is to avoid heating and cooling your home when you aren't there. A smart thermostat makes it easy to set up a schedule for heating and cooling.
By allowing your HVAC system to go into energy-saving mode when you are not home, you can lower your bills without compromising comfort. Some local utility providers, including Entergy Solutions, also offer incentives for installing a smart thermostat, which can help you save even more.
2. Control your thermostat from anywhere
Most smart thermostat models connect wirelessly to an app on your tablet or smartphone. This means that you can set and change the temperature in your home even when you are away. If you forget to put your thermostat on vacation mode before you leave on a trip, you can just access the thermostat remotely and change the settings from your phone wherever you are.
3. Find patterns in your energy usage
Understanding how your home's climate control system uses energy can help you find ways to reduce your usage and lower your bills. Most smart thermostats collect data and track your HVAC system's energy usage. You can access this information in many ways; some thermostats even provide charts and monthly reports of energy usage. If so, you’ll be able to see how your energy usage changes each month throughout the year.
4. Create schedules easily
Most programmable thermostats allow you to set up daily or weekly schedules for heating and cooling. A smart thermostat makes it easy to create and modify your schedule from the app. You can use a schedule to lower energy usage when you are sleeping or at work, and then tell your furnace or air conditioner to turn on at the right time to make your home comfortable when you get there.
5. Reduce your home management tasks
While you can save money on utility bills by being vigilant about reducing heating and cooling when you are out of the house, you may not have the time or interest to modify your thermostat's settings manually all the time. Fortunately, many smart thermostat models can "learn" your habits and make adjustments to the HVAC operation based on what is most efficient.
For example, a thermostat may automatically go into energy-saving mode when it realizes you are away from home based on the location of your phone. Some models also have motion sensors in them to learn when you and your family members usually wake up and go to bed.
Call us for smart thermostat installation
Installing a smart thermostat in your home is a quick and easy way to reduce your energy consumption and utility bills. You can also enjoy increased convenience with the learning features and app controls most models offer.
When you're ready to upgrade to a smart thermostat, give Channell Heating & Cooling a call. We have been providing HVAC services to homeowners in South Central Mississippi for more than 30 years. Contact us today to get more information or to set up an appointment.