Smart Home technology is taking over how you control your home and it's starting with your thermostat
Smart thermostat technology’s popularity helps homeowners control their comfort-ability and their budget.
As we move faster and further into the technology age, how we manage household tasks has become easier and easier. From the food we make, to household chores, setting a timer or an automation to get the task done has become a mainstay in American households. An increasingly common tech feature entering more homes has to do with your thermostat believe it or not. Technology for how you control the climate in your home has become more abundant than ever as companies like “Ecobee”, “Honeywell” and the most popular “Nest”, take over the market.
According to Businesswire.com “Strategy Analytics reports these smart thermostats are most popular in the US where almost 50 percent of US smart homes have one.”
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Maybe it’s accessibility or convenience leading the charge. Whatever the reason, having one in your home may have some perks to help with seasonal tasks. Plus, consulting an HVAC advocate to help you get started can help bring out some of the best qualities in your smart home tech.
+ Features & Variety
Depending on the brand or model, smart thermostat tech can offer you choices on how you want to live in your space. Including hooking up to other devices already in your home, setting up an away schedule and even a specific time of day mode. These features, when used according to the tech may help keep a consistent climate inside your home.
+ Potential Savings
Like all eco-friendly or smart thermostat technology, when used to its full potential it could save you money in the long run. HVAC Advocates and experts say the main reason for high utility costs usually comes from inconsistent temperature changes. Keeping a constant temperature when it comes to your indoor climate throughout the seasons can make the difference between lowering your utility costs and paying excessive amounts to keep cool during the summer and warm during the winter.
+ Convenience is King!
Another appealing feature of smart home technology deals with its accessibility and user-friendly functions. Having tech that you can easily navigate and take with you has become a mainstay in many consumers’ purchases. The ability to control your thermostat from your phone or other mobile devices only makes it easier to stay on schedule and budget.
PCmag.com explains the popularity of convenience using smart thermostat (and smart home) tech as well. Having easily accessible controls at your fingertips “...allows you to raise and lower temperature, create a seven-day heating and cooling schedule, override the schedule if you or a family member will be returning home early and turn the system on and off.”
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These smart features (and tech) are only the beginning in setting up a home environment that works for you. Upgrading your system to include smart tech is also at your fingertips. Get in touch with an HVAC Advocate to help find the right control system for your home. Or to repair and replace your HVAC system to fit newer guidelines so you can spend less time messing with your home comfort and more time enjoying it.