As the quest for energy efficiency becomes increasingly important, smart thermostats have emerged as a valuable tool to manage home heating systems. This winter, these advanced devices could be the key to significant savings on your heating costs. Local heating and air conditioning expert Schmitt explains more below.
More Than Just Temperature Control
A smart thermostat is a device that controls your home’s heating system with far more sophistication than traditional thermostats. These gadgets not only allow you to set your desired temperature but also learn your daily routines, adjust temperatures based on occupancy, and provide energy usage reports. Some models can even integrate with other smart home devices, providing a seamless home automation experience. The benefits are many: increased comfort, convenience, and most importantly, enhanced energy efficiency.
How Smart Thermostats Reduce Heating Costs
Smart thermostats contribute to lowering heating costs in several ways. Firstly, by learning your schedule, they can lower the heat when you’re out of the house and warm it up just before you return, ensuring no energy is wasted on heating an empty home. Secondly, by detecting room occupancy, they can direct heat to the places where it’s needed most. Lastly, energy usage reports provide insights into your consumption patterns, enabling you to make adjustments to save energy and ultimately reduce heating costs.
Tips to Use Smart Thermostats Effectively
To unlock the full savings potential of your smart thermostat, consider these strategies: Set optimal temperatures for comfort and savings (the US Department of Energy recommends 68°F while you’re awake and setting it lower while you’re asleep or away). Use eco-modes or energy-saving settings that many smart thermostats provide. Leverage remote control features to adjust temperatures from anywhere if your plans change. Harnessing these features effectively can lead to substantial savings on your winter heating bills.
Count on Us for Your Thermostat Needs!
Schmitt Heating & Air Conditioning is a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, which means we’re able to install the brand’s high-quality products, including smart thermostats. Our team will help you with the process of deciding which thermostat could work best with your home or business and with your budget. Once you’ve picked the right one for you, our technicians will remove your old thermostat and get you set up with a brand new smart device.