Can a Smart Thermostat Really Save You Money?
Can a smart thermostat really save you money?
Energy bills can really add up, especially when the cold, winter months arrive. With this in mind, finding new ways to save and become more energy efficient is important. One smart home feature that is often associated with energy savings is a smart thermostat. This home automation technology can save you some money, when used properly.
One of the things that some of the more expensive smart thermostats can do is to teach itself you and your family members habits. This means that it learns when you want more heat, or when you need less. It learns when people come and go from the home. It then uses this information to create a schedule, where it will only heat when you want it to.
Smart thermostats can also save you money by being able to be controlled remotely from your smart device. If you happen to be out at a time when the thermostat has learned you are usually home, you can manually turn on energy savings mode for the thermostat, reducing the heat in your home. Once you are on your way back home, you are then able to turn the heat back on, so you return to a warm home.
Smart thermostats also offer remote temperature sensors which can be combined with your smart thermostat. These sensors can be placed in specific rooms or areas of the house in which you want to maintain a certain temperature. For example, you may want your bedroom to be 18 degrees as you sleep, but do not need the hallway to be heated. Traditional thermostats will heat until the thermostat itself detects the correct temperature, but with sensors, the heating can be turned off once the temperature at the sensor has been detected. This allows for savings if other areas of the house tend to heat slower, or lose heat quicker.
A smart thermostat is a great investment, and savings in your energy bills will quickly make up the cost of the thermostat, as long as it is used properly. Talk to ScanTech Alarms to get started with a smart thermostat today.