If you are still using a conventional thermostat, it is time to consider an upgrade. The new technology of smart thermostats will bring significant benefits to your household. Even programmable thermostats pale in comparison to the improved efficiency and usability of smart thermostats.
What Makes a Smart Thermostat Different?
A manual thermostat will only adjust your HVAC’s settings based on what you set it to at the time. Hence, you need to adjust the setting a few times each day to lower your energy consumption. Unfortunately, this can be difficult to remember if your everyday life is busy.
With a programmable thermostat, adjustment is effortless. You can set a schedule once, and it will continue automatically adjusting the temperature based on your preferences. Experts recommend setting a program for day and night, as well as weekdays and weekends.
Meanwhile, a smart thermostat can do a lot more things. This makes your energy consumption even more efficient without having to sacrifice your comfort.
Here is what a smart thermostat can do:
1. Detect human behaviors to adjust its operational schedule.
2. Sense the temperature difference between indoor and outdoor to adjust the performance of your HVAC system.
3. Controllable via the app through Wi-Fi so you can readjust the settings remotely.
4. Integrated to the home hub for better adjustment
5. Report energy consumption so you can evaluate its efficiency.
6. Continuously monitor the indoor air quality, such as humidity level and the level of particulate matters.
7. Allow zoning systems so people can have different settings for different rooms.
Is It Worth Buying?
The initial cost to buy and install a smart thermostat can be high. The price itself is significantly higher than that of a manual thermostat. As the device controls your HVAC system, you will notice a positive difference in your monthly energy bill. Eventually, the money you will save in the long run will pay itself off.
There are various smart thermostat models on the market. The more advanced its features, the more likely it will be to lower energy consumption from your HVAC system. Some units have ENERGY STAR labels on them, which guarantees efficiency. However, such devices tend to cost more.
Another thing to consider when buying a smart thermostat is its compatibility with your existing HVAC and electrical system. Some brands, such as Ecobee and Nest, offer an online compatibility check via their websites. You can also ask your supplier or the brand’s representative about this directly. Any professional HVAC service company will also be helpful in this regard.
Nonetheless, the most important thing to consider when installing a smart thermostat on your property is how to operate it. You should know how to utilize the device properly in order to reach optimal efficiency. However, even with the most basic settings, a smart thermostat will be more beneficial to your property than a conventional one.
Almost all experts agree that a smart thermostat can improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC system. With the right device and optimal operation, you will be amazed by how much money you can save from it.
Need Help Installing Your Smart Thermostat?
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