A thermostat is one of those household appliances that most people never think twice about. Common sense indicates that the furnace and air conditioning units are very important, but your thermometer is actually very important too.
While any old thermometer will control the temperature in your home and keep your system running, smart thermometers can be very beneficial to your HVAC system and your wallet.
They may seem unnecessary at first glance, but here are some of the top reasons that people are switching to smart thermostats:
- Money savings. The largest draw for most people is savings on energy bills. A smart thermostat can learn from your behaviors, programming itself to warm or cool your house when necessary, and go easy on HVAC systems when you’re not home or sleeping. This is just the tip of the iceberg: some models even have vacation modes. These modes keep your HVAC systems running minimally while you’re gone and return to a comfortable temperature right before you come home.
- Increased comfort and convenience. Nobody likes fiddling with the thermostat to get the perfect temperature. A smart thermostat will learn your preferences and work to keep a steady temperature regardless of how hot or cool it is outside. Additionally, you don’t have to fuss over remembering to adjust the temperature in the morning or evening: it will adjust itself automatically based on your preferences and habits.
- Remote control. With the proliferation of smartphones, smart thermostats now also offer apps for remote control. Leave on vacation and forget to enable vacation mode? No problem. Want to raise or drop the temperature without leaving your bed? Piece of cake! Furthermore, the connection between your smartphone and your thermostat means that it can notify you on-the-go if something is amiss. For example, if you leave a window or door open, the smart thermostat can notify you to close it.
- Increased safety. Ordinary thermostats cannot detect when your HVAC system or home is in danger of overheating, or if a duct is obstructed. Smart thermostats can identify these problems and even automatically shut off if danger is imminent. This means that a smart thermostat could save you from a house fire or damage to your system.
With everything going “smart” these days, it’s hard to tell which products are actually worth it. In the case of smart thermostats, we think it’s a no brainer. For the savvy homeowner, we would soundly recommend one. Call Great Dane HVAC to install a smart thermostat in your home today!