Have you ever arrived home on a freezing cold day, only to wind up in a house as cold as the outside? Instead of relaxing in a cozy, warm home, you must crank up the thermostat and wait. To fix this issue, many homeowners are turning to smart thermostats.
Through features like remote temperature control, smart thermostats give people heightened control over their home’s comfort levels. Not only are these thermostats convenient, but they’re also highly practical. Here are some of the surprising benefits of a smart thermostat for your home:
- Energy Bill Savings
- Remotely Change Your Home’s Temperature
- Receive HVAC Maintenance Alerts
Keep reading to learn more about how a smart thermostat can improve your home.
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Energy Bill Savings
A smart thermostat may bring higher upfront costs than regular thermostats, but they compensate for it with long-term energy savings. There are two major ways a smart thermostat can reduce your energy usage: geofencing capabilities and real-time guidance.
Have you ever wished your thermostat could read your mind? Well, thanks to geofencing capabilities, they now can. Put simply, geofencing involves automatically programming your thermostat based on your location. First, the thermostat is connected to your mobile device. Then, it’s given a geographic boundary. The thermostat will turn off when you exit your home and cross this boundary. The thermostat will turn on when you return home and cross the boundary again. When you enter your home, it’s already set to the perfect temperature. Not only does this improve comfort, but it also boosts energy efficiency by ensuring your thermostat is only running when you’re around.
Real-Time Energy Saving Guidance
In addition to location-based programming, smart thermostats offer in-depth energy-saving guidance. In other words, they carefully monitor your household patterns to determine your precise temperature needs. With this information, they can tell you which thermostat settings will deliver the most energy efficiency while still fulfilling your comfort requirements.
Real-time monitoring can also help you reduce your overall energy consumption. Homeowners can access regular reports about their energy usage and suggestions on how to reduce it. Not only does lowering your energy usage help save money, but it’s also good for the environment.
Remotely Change Your Home’s Temperature
If you’ve ever left your home and suddenly panicked because you realized the thermostat is still running, you’re not alone. Many of us have busy mornings — it’s not always easy to remember to turn off the thermostat. Fortunately, smart thermostats can do the remembering for you.
Smart thermostats offer remote temperature control, meaning you can adjust thermostat settings while away from home. So, if you’re at work and realize you forgot to turn off the thermostat, there’s no need to panic — all you have to do is take out your phone, open your smart thermostat’s app, and change the settings.
If you have automatic settings enabled, remote control lets you override them. For example, say you have your thermostat set to activate at 5 p.m. (when you return home from work). However, you fall sick and decide to go home early. You can turn your thermostat on earlier than usual through remote temperature control.
Receive HVAC Maintenance Alerts
Beyond geofencing and remote temperature control, some smart thermostats provide HVAC maintenance alerts. By leveraging advanced sensors, algorithms, and connectivity capabilities, smart thermostats can monitor and detect potential issues before they escalate into major problems.
For example, they can detect a drop in system efficiency, such as reduced airflow or increased energy consumption, which may indicate a clogged air filter. They can also detect irregular temperature patterns, which could signify a malfunctioning sensor or a problem with your heating or cooling system.
By addressing minor issues early on, homeowners can save on HVAC repair costs and prevent larger, more expensive problems down the road.
Interested In a Smart Thermostat? Contact Our Team Today
At Cooper Heating & Cooling, we have over 40 years of experience in connecting homeowners with the best heating and cooling equipment for their needs. Contact us today for a FREE estimate on your smart thermostat. We’ll review your home’s HVAC system and comfort preferences, and then provide you with our top recommendations suited to your needs and budget. All installations come backed by our 100% satisfaction guarantee!
Luke Cooper is the General Manager of the Cooper Green team and son of Gary Cooper, owner and CEO of Cooper HVAC. After years in the field, Luke took his talents to management and has helped thousands of Colorado homeowners during hot summers and frigid winters. His decade of experience in the field and guiding the company makes him one of the most knowledgeable individuals in Colorado on HVAC, plumbing, electrical and other home services.