02 Sep Why You Should Consider a Smart Thermostat
If you’re looking into a thermostat upgrade, consider smart thermostats—one of the newest innovations on the market. Programmable and often controlled by apps on your smartphone, these thermostats are supposed to be revolutionary. But are they really worth the cost? Are they all they’re cracked up to be? Let’s break down these devices.
For the most part, smart thermostats operate like the traditional thermostat you have in your home right now: they allow you to adjust heating and cooling systems throughout your home. So, why should you switch?
Heating and cooling costs are a big expense for many people. Smart thermostats can help consumers save money over time. Within the first year, they pay for themselves. The EPA estimates that these systems improve the efficiency of your HVAC system and save the average consumer $180 a year. This an 18% percent saving on average! With these thermostats starting at about $250, these devices will pay for themselves within the first two years and continue to save you money in the years to come!
Smart thermostats offer the added benefit of allowing consumers to adjust their temperature settings from anywhere in the world with a Wi-Fi connection. With remote temperature control, you can turn down the temperature during the day when you’re gone and readjust it before you come home. This helps save energy and money. Living in Ohio, this feature is especially important. We all know the weather can and does change quickly and unpredictably, so your thermostat needs to keep up. On the days where there’s a 30° temperature change, you can now adjust the thermostat so that your house is set to the perfect temperature when you come home. You can also program these thermostats with climate control schedules throughout the week, so it knows when you’re home and away.
With relatively low startup costs, big savings, and other benefits, it’s no wonder why so many consumers are making the switch to smart thermostats—and we recommend you do too. Call us today to learn more about smart thermostat systems and how you can get one! Contact us today for a FREE quote.