If you're one of those savvy energy savers who adjusts the thermostat when you go out, you need to look at the new generation of thermostats. Even if you already use a programmable thermostat, recent technological developments have enabled manufacturers to create smart thermostats that do even more to help you save money.
You already know the benefits of using a programmable thermostat:
- Energy savings
- Lower monthly utility costs
- Home comfort
A smart thermostat takes these benefits to the next level. Wireless networking technology now allows your home comfort system to be more interactive. Smart thermostats can communicate with each other, which will improve the efficiency of a zoned system, but they can also communicate with you.
How many times have your plans changed and you wished you could keep the thermostat at its energy saving settings for another couple of hours? Sometimes it works the other way: How many times have you come home early to an uncomfortable house because the energy-saving settings are still in effect? With a smart thermostat, you can change the settings remotely, helping you save money and be more comfortable.
Another way that these new thermostats help you save money is by communicating with the local power company. Electricity and fuel prices change frequently; you may be too busy to pay attention to how these changing rates affect your energy usage, but your thermostat is not. A networked thermostat can gather this price information and adjust your energy consumption accordingly, so you use less energy during peak rates and save money on utility bills.
You also get peace of mind with a smart thermostat that can alert you when your home comfort systems are not operating normally, even if you're not home.
Professional installation is recommended for any type of thermostat, but particularly important for a high-tech system like a smart thermostat that needs to be appropriately calibrated and programmed. The trained professionals at Pacific Aire Heating & Cooling can help you with any of your equipment installation and maintenance needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment.