There’s a reason why HVAC and electric panel companies are pushing for smart thermostat usage in as many homes as possible. According to the Department of Energy, homeowners can save up to 15% on their annual energy bills by switching to a smart thermostat. So what features do these newer models have that their older counterparts don’t, and what makes them more energy efficient than analog thermostats?
Smart thermostats boast a number of unique features, including Wi-fi connectivity, programmable settings and predictive algorithms to help adjust the temperature levels inside your home. All these combined with proper HVAC planning and installation make for better energy efficiency overall. Here are a few benefits you can expect from switching to a smart thermostat, as explained by our experienced HVAC specialists at All Seasons, Inc.
Schedules & Zones
One of the things both homeowners and air conditioning companies agree on is that smart thermostats offer more accurate temperature regulation and readings. This, coupled with its ability to be programmed automatically, can save you up to 12% on heating costs and 15% on cooling costs. The intuitive settings also allow you to create better “zones” inside your home, which further increases your overall energy efficiency.
Ability to Learn
What sets some smart thermostats apart from the rest is their ability to “learn” specific behaviors. For example, if you set it at a certain temperature when you and your family leave for work or school, eventually this setting becomes learned and the changes become automatic.
Ask your local air conditioning and furnace companies about remotely accessing the controls on your smart thermostat. Today, you don’t have to worry about whether you’re wasting energy with an HVAC unit running full-blast even when no one is home. The Wi-fi connectivity of many smart thermostats allows you to change your system’s settings from anywhere with your smartphone.
Explore all the possibilities of smart thermostats with the help of our professionals at All Seasons, Inc. Give us a call at (253) 879-9144 or fill out our contact form to schedule a consultation appointment or request a free estimate today. We serve homeowners in Tacoma and other neighboring communities in WA.