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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

In recent years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without much effort on our end. With all this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re searching for a way to reduce your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by using a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control over your heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unexpected happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to intuitively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re driving home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while adjusting the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without moving from your spot.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The team at Scott Temperature can help you find a solution. Call us at 785-269-0465 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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