Living in North Carolina means dealing with hot and humid summers and chilly winters. Without the right thermostat, your home or business could get downright uncomfortable to stay in for extended periods.
Fortunately, we’re living in the age of technology, so you don’t have to fumble with a thermostat knob multiple times throughout the day. Instead, a smart thermostat can keep your interior spaces at the right temperature automatically.
But are smart thermostats worth it? Let’s break down how they work and the benefits they can yield.
A smart thermostat is a device that automatically adjusts your home or business’ heating and cooling systems to maintain an optimal temperature. What makes this device “smart” is that it can connect to WiFi, allowing you to adjust the temperature remotely from your smartphone.
Similarly, you can program a smart thermostat to work at specific times throughout the day. For example, if the mornings and evenings are cooler, you can program the device to shut off during those hours.
Alternatively, if you’re going to be out for most of the day, you can set it to turn off once you leave and turn on just before you get home. Then, if your schedule changes, you can adjust the settings on the fly from your mobile device.
Based on the description above, you may already be seeing the potential advantages of installing a smart thermostat in your home or business. Here are four distinct benefits you can start experiencing immediately after installation:
Your HVAC system requires a lot of electricity to run properly. Whether you’re running the A/C during the summer or the heater in the winter (or both during the spring and fall), your utility bill will be pretty high.
Fortunately, a smart thermostat can shut off and turn back on based on your routine. You can program it directly or allow it to automatically adjust to your habits. By knowing when to work, you can save a lot of energy over the entire year. On average, a homeowner can expect to save about eight percent or $50 per year, on average. Not a fortune, but enough to justify the purchase of one of these devices!
Part of the problem with using a traditional thermostat in North Carolina is that the weather can shift dramatically. One minute, it could be pouring rain, while the next minute, it’s hot and muggy.
Manually adjusting your HVAC system manually can be a pain, and it’s easy to leave it running when you don’t need it. A smart thermostat will adjust itself automatically, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy your climate-controlled spaces.
Since a smart thermostat is connected to WiFi, you can monitor it via your smartphone. This way, you can kick the A/C on before you get home or make sure the whole system is off when you’re out for the day. If you go on vacation, you can shut the system down remotely in case you forgot to set it up before leaving. This kind of convenience is impossible when you have a manual thermostat.
If you’re like most people, you have a set routine throughout the week. Smart thermostats can adapt to that routine and adjust the interior temperatures accordingly. This way, you don’t have to manually check the system all the time to make sure it’s running efficiently – it will do that automatically.
City Air Experts know how challenging it is to maintain a comfortable home or business in North Carolina. With smart thermostats, you can take the pressure off your shoulders and let technology handle the details. Contact us for your smart home thermostat installation or regular HVAC maintenance services today! For more information about common HVAC problems, solutions, and recommendations, visit the City Air Experts Blog!