What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

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For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without a lot of effort. With all the advancements in technology, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to reduce your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

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

Smart thermostats allow you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

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

  • Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re heading home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • 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 leaving the couch.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The pros at McNatt Inc can help you find a solution. Contact us at 361-888-4808 or arrange an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.

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