The winter season can sometimes be brutal, especially on our wallets. Trying to keep the house warm can get your electric bill to get out of control. That is if you’re trying to keep the house warm when there’s no one there, with a window that you left open. If you want the temperature to be comfortable, but not break the bank while at it, then you need to be smart about your thermostat use.
Yes, being comfortable and saving money at the same time is possible, we just need some help being smarter about achieving it. For that, we now have smart thermostats that we can set up and control from anywhere with our smartphones. Keep reading to find out how smart thermostats can save you a lot of money.
Saving on electricity is a matter of thermostat efficiency
If you could stay on top of your thermostat all day, would you do it? Most of us would answer yes, and with reason. Thermostats will consume a lot of energy to keep the house cool or warm, and not necessarily work well when things change during the day. With a smart thermostat, things are different.
Having a home smart thermostat will help in automating its functions, such as scheduling temperatures for different times of the day or turning it down when a door is kept open. The thing is, even if we are not always paying attention to electrical usage and temperature in the house, the smart thermostat certainly is.
Smart thermostats are energy efficient because they are constantly adapting its functions to what is needed at each moment. For example, a smart thermostat will have a geofencing function, that is, the thermostat knows when you’re on your way home from work and automatically adjusts the temperature in your home before you even arrive. If you leave, the opposite will happen, with the smart thermostat starting the energy-saving mode.
Use the smart functions of smart thermostats to save
There are plenty of things you can do with the smart thermostat in order to save. You can set it up to send you notifications on your phone when the temperature changes inside your house, so you know there’s something wrong, and you can correct it quickly. You can control your thermostat from anywhere with your phone, and not ever touch it.
In fact, you could lock it so that no one in the house can change the temperature or mess around with its functions. Having only one person in control of the thermostat sometimes is all it takes to save a lot on the electricity bill. This smartphone thermostat control goes even further, as the device will send you all sorts of relevant information regarding energy use and temperature changes throughout the day.
Automate your temperature at home with a smart thermostat, today
Smart thermostats are reliable money-savers, and if used correctly, time savers as well. Controlling energy costs is easy and intuitive because you will be using your smartphone too. If you feel like you could save on energy costs, know that you could also save when getting a smart thermostat.
Get a free quote from us today to equip your house with smart thermostats in addition to your security system.