The hot days of summer are here, and you may already be considering what you can do to improve the comfort of your Hillsborough, Florida, home. A smart thermostat offers an excellent opportunity to add convenience, reduce your energy bills, and make your home more comfortable. Here are some reasons to make the switch to a smart thermostat this summer.
Save on Your Energy Bills
One of the major benefits of installing a smart, or Wi-Fi, thermostat is the long-term savings it comes with. In most situations, better control of your home’s cooling process means that you will be able to save money every month, which can eventually add up to big savings. A smart thermostat will detect when you’re at home, and it can begin the cooling process at this time rather than remaining on or off all day long until you adjust the controls. It can also start the cooling process before you get home, so that you can be even more comfortable from the moment you set foot in the house. A family can spend several hundreds or thousands of dollars per year for cooling and heating, but this cost can be diminished with a smart thermostat along with routine AC maintenance.
It Can Adapt to Your Daily Routine
Wi-Fi thermostats are smarter than you may initially expect. They are made to optimize savings and comfort, and as mentioned above, they can use sensors to tell if you are at home and adjust the controls accordingly. But at the same time, they can use the location of your smartphone to determine when you are near your home, and they can use this information to know when to begin the cooling process. The best part is that this allows the thermostat to seamlessly adjust to your schedule. Apart from the resulting savings, this feature allows you to attain better comfort with less effort.
It Can Provide Remote Access
Most smart thermostats use a dedicated smartphone app and can be fully controlled from your phone. You can simply switch the settings to the temperature you want your home to have at any time and from any place.
It is hard to deny that being able to control the temperature in your home from anywhere in the world is a useful feature. In many cases, this means that you are able to come home to a comfortable environment or change the temperature for guests while you are away.
Keep Pets and Plants Safe
Along the same lines, Wi-Fi remotes can be essential if you have pets in your home. If you’re leaving home for a day or two, or even if you’re gone all day for work, a smart thermostat will help you ensure the well-being of pets while you’re gone. You may not want to leave your air conditioner on all day long for the comfort of your pet, but the smart remote gives you the possibility of turning the AC on for part of the day or at a modified temperature to make sure your pet doesn’t get overheated. If you need to stay out longer than expected, you can turn on the AC for your pet until you get home.
Monitor Your Energy Needs
Another important reason to consider a smart thermostat is because it may be the best solution when it comes to your energy needs. A smart thermostat can show you the amount of energy consumed by your lifestyle. Using the smartphone app, you can see how much energy the thermostat needs to bring the temperature to your desired level. Furthermore, as with many other apps, you can keep track of your energy consumption. With this information in hand, you are equipped to make adjustments if you want to save more energy. Essentially, this device makes any heating and cooling system that much more eco-friendly and cost effective by giving you the tools to reduce your energy consumption.
Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. can install a Wi-Fi or smart thermostat in your home, as well as providing general AC installation and maintenance. Call us today at 866-881-5935.
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