For many homeowners, recent technologies for maintaining household equipment have led to more convenience and cost-efficiency. In general, among any homeowner’s responsibilities is the proper monitoring of the household’s air systems. One of the best new solutions for both the heater and HVAC system is a modern digital thermostat.
Modern smart thermostats are designed to adapt to even older, traditional air systems while providing energy efficiency and ease of use. Here, we will look at a few of why homeowners enjoy wireless thermostats and how that innovation could be right for your home.
The Ease of a Smart Thermostat
Two innovations of modern wireless “smart thermostats” are easy installation and control of a home’s energy use. For many homeowners, bringing energy consumption down can also dramatically lower their monthly utility bills. But what draws so many homeowners toward installing a smart thermostat is the simplicity of remote climate access throughout the household. Many of the most reputable wireless thermostat manufacturers have this convenience in mind with the equipment’s design. For example, what you can do with a Trane wireless thermostat is as simple as controlling your television or garage door. As only one component of a modern smart home, a thermostat enabled to your home’s wi-fi connection gives you the power to operate the unit from anywhere in the house.
Additionally, a programmable thermostat allows you to preinstall your family’s comfort preferences. During specific times of day (and depending upon the season), the unit can “predict” what temperature level your family will want later, adjusting itself without the need of manual controls. As a perfect complement to a new modern smart home system, the wireless thermostat can even send alerts to you via your mobile device in real-time if the temperature is altered throughout the day. If you change your mind about the pre-sets, the remote access allows you to change the home’s temperature for seamless comfort at any time.
Smart Thermostats and Monthly Savings
As mentioned above, the convenience of a smart thermostat controlled through your wireless network is only one of the major reasons for its popularity among homeowners. Regardless of your type of heating system, central air conditioner, or modernized heat pump HVAC system, the thermostat provides savings in two key areas: money and energy.
With older thermostat designs, manual adjustments are required for setting your home’s temperature levels throughout the year. This leaves a large room for error in the air systems running overtime at high settings. This could spike your energy bills. Wasted energy during the day (specifically when no one is home) not only increases those monthly bills but contributes to the inefficiency of your household’s energy consumption. With a smart thermostat, those temperatures are already pre-set and can additionally be operated with remote access.
This means you can set your home to a different temperature while not even at home. These mobile capabilities also provide real-time information on your house’s temperature, along with the programmable control to make needed adjustments before anyone returns home. Using these features not only saves on both your household’s energy and money but can give you the peace of mind that you’re leaving a more responsible environmental carbon footprint. Combining these factors together, you’re on your way to making your house the “smart home.”
Coupling a smart thermostat with routine maintenance can give your thermostat, heater, and HVAC system additional years on their respective lifespans. Making your home more energy-efficient and cost-efficient is also a tremendous benefit to your home’s value, which can be a major selling point if you ever decide to put your home on the market.