Technology has become a wonder all its own, especially in the past 10 years. Once not long ago, it was a luxury to have a smartphone. Now, there are smart clocks, smart fridges, smart trash cans, and smart thermostats for your home. For some, the fast changing technology leaves them reeling and wondering, “Do we really need that?” The answer is usually no, but just because you don’t need it to survive doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be able to enjoy the benefits. A smart thermostat can make your life easier, your home more comfortable, and maybe even keep your bills lower.
No, not remote control like the thing you use to control your TV--it’s even more convenient than that. With smart thermostats, you can control the temperature of your home even if you’re not home--with your mobile device. Many smart thermostats, like the Honeywell Lyric, come with their own apps that allow users to adjust the temperature no matter where they are. If you forgot to turn the heating down after you left the house, you can take a moment to adjust it from work. If the temperature dropped at home while you were on vacation, you can turn the thermostat up so that a warm, cozy house can greet you on your return. In fact, some smart thermostats even come with a “vacation setting” to keep your bills low.
On the other hand, let’s say you are home. Let’s say you just woke up on a particularly cold morning and you just don’t want to get out of the covers. That’s where voice activation comes in handy. Some of the most recent smart thermostats include Wi-Fi voice activation. Even from a different room, your thermostat will recognize your voice. If you give it a command, it will listen. That means from the comfort of your covers, you can turn up the temperature in your home until you’re comfortable to get out of bed.
Savings on Heating Bills
With so many ways to customize your home heating, it’s not difficult to save energy while maintaining comfort at home. You can keep the temperatures low while you’re at work and turn them back up as you make your way home. Smart thermostats come with a number of preset settings, and you can even make your own settings to maximize efficiency based on your heating needs. The result? You’ll save energy left and right, and your heating bills month after month will be much lower.
Smart thermostats might not be an absolute necessity, but with so many advantages to them, maybe the question to ask shouldn’t be, “Do you need it?” and should rather be, “Why wouldn’t you have one?” If you’re interested in having a smart thermostat of your own installed, talk to an expert. Air Solutions in Bryan-College Station has 50 years of combined experience when it comes to HVAC solutions. Give us a call today at 979-693-2984 or contact us online for more information.