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5 Reasons to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

If you’re looking for a home upgrade that will increase your comfort while lowering your bills, a smart thermostat is your best choice. You’ll enjoy a greener home with minimal effort on your part. Smart thermostats do all the hard work themselves and offer ample benefits once you’ve taken just a few moments to program them. Consider the compelling benefits that come with adding a smart thermostat to your Florida home.

Cost Savings and Energy Efficiency

One of the most compelling arguments for upgrading to a smart thermostat is that you’ll almost certainly reap some cost savings. Even if you diligently adjust your thermostat several times a day to minimize your heating and cooling use, you simply don’t have access to the fine tuning that most smart thermostats now offer. A product like the Ecobee smart thermostat or Carrier Cor thermostat can make adjustments to help your home reach the ideal temperatures while using as little energy as possible. This translates into a lower utility bill immediately.

Simplified Settings

Even the most dedicated homeowner will forget to adjust a traditional thermostat from time to time. You may also find that you’re playing with the numbers frequently throughout the day in an effort to manage your comfort. A programmable thermostat takes the guesswork out of these adjustments. You decide your comfort levels and when you want to reach them. The smart thermostat will adjust your system automatically to reach the desired temperature when specified.

This means you can have the house refreshingly cool just as you’re getting home from work or warm when you step out of bed in the morning. It will also maximize your energy efficiency by helping you maintain set temperatures. You get the most energy savings from your HVAC system when it maintains a set temperature for longer stretches of time.

Easier Programming

Smart thermostats provide a sleek digital screen that’s easy to read and understand. If you’re living in an older home, you’re probably familiar with the struggle of tapping a lever left or right, trying to hit the right temperature. There’s no guesswork with a smart thermostat. The clear readings tell you exactly what temperature your home is, and the intuitive buttons help you adjust that temperature easily.

With proper maintenance, your smart thermostat will always provide you with accurate readings. Keep in mind, however, that this technology isn’t fail-proof. Your HVAC technician should verify your thermostat settings in the spring and fall when he performs your heater and air conditioner tuneups.

Unique Scheduling

Most people don’t follow the same schedule seven days a week. A smart thermostat can accommodate your changing schedule in several ways. Depending on your system, you may have 7-day programming that lets you adjust your home comfort settings individually for each day of the week or 5-2 programming for weekday and weekend settings. Most systems include different settings for when you’re home, away, active, and sleeping. This helps you customize your home comfort to coincide with your activities.

Remote Monitoring

Remote monitoring is available with WiFi-enabled smart thermostats. Using an app or webpage, you can adjust your thermostat settings even when you’re not in the house. This is ideal for times when you’re called away suddenly and haven’t had the chance to adjust the thermostat for your absence. You can save money by giving your system a bit of a break any time you are gone for an extended period of time. A smart thermostat will allow you to adjust the temperature from any distance so that you aren’t paying to heat or cool an empty house, even if you make last-minute changes to your plans.

Remote monitoring can also clue you in to thermostat changes that take place while you’re gone. If you have teenagers in the house alone, you can use your remote monitoring app to make sure they’re not setting the temperatures beyond the limits you’re comfortable with.

Keep your home cool and comfortable without paying an outrageous utility bill. Contact Climatic at (941) 758-3080 to discuss your options for adding a smart thermostat to your home. We can help you choose, install, and set up the right system.

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