Make Your Home More Efficient With A Smart Thermostat

August 16, 2019

If you are like most people, you had the classic, round thermostat mounted on the wall of your home while growing up. This legendary device controlled a house’s HVAC system via a coil spring and a small vial of mercury that would power the heat or A/C. While these vintage units are still in wide spread use today, there are some new models on the market that use the latest technology to operate a home’s HVAC system much more efficiently. Introducing the Smart Thermostat! 

What Is A Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat is a device that has replaced the traditional coil spring and mercury vial found in older thermostats with modern, digital sensors that do a much better job of operating a home’s HVAC equipment. In addition, smart thermostats can actually learn from the daily climate habits of a homeowner and set themselves accordingly. Lastly, the most exciting aspect about smart thermostats is that they can be controlled via wireless technology from anywhere, through an app on a smartphone. 

The Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat     

There are several significant benefits to installing a smart thermostat in your home. Here are some of the ways in which the technology can help you.  

  • They Want To Learn About You – Smart thermostats are able to capture information about your home climate preferences and adjust themselves automatically. They can also monitor your daily schedule and manage the HVAC system to accommodate your needs.
  • Manage Your Home Remotely – The most amazing thing about a smart thermostat is that it can be controlled from anywhere in the world from an app on your phone. You can make sure that the heat is running during a freezing January day or ensure that the A/C has kicked on while you are driving home on a hot summer day. This technology has given many homeowners the peace of mind to know that their HVAC system is running as it should when they are not there. Should something go wrong, the smart thermostat can send an email alert about it. 
  • Analyze Your Energy Use – Smart thermostats can help you evaluate your energy consumption by providing easy to read, detailed reports that will teach you about your usage habits.  Data on other homeowners is also available, so you can compare your energy consumption with others. This is a great way to determine how your climate life style choices match up against other people.

Can A Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

The answer is a definite yes! Smart thermostats have the ability to control HVAC systems much more efficiently, no matter the time of year. The remote functionality of this technology allows homeowners to save a lot of money in non-wasted energy expenses. In addition, since smart thermostats can actually learn about your daily schedule and life habits, they can automatically control the home’s climate to best suite your preferences.

What Is The Best Temperature To Set Your Smart Thermostat In The Summer?

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, keeping your home at around 78 degrees will provide you with the highest level of energy efficiency.  Every homeowner is free to keep their home cooler, but will pay for it when the monthly electric bill comes. A good way to offset this is to set the smart thermostat warmer during the day when nobody is home and then remotely cool it down before everyone arrives home in the evening. 

Contact Us Today

Since 1987, the dedicated team at Gregg Mechanical has been the trusted source for thousands of homeowners’ HVAC needs. During the past several years, we have installed many smart thermostats and can help you determine if one would be right for your home. We have a variety of models in stock and are happy to go over some options with you. Give us a call today to learn more about how a smart thermostat can bring 21st Century technology into your daily life.


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