Smart Thermostat Features
There is a collection of smart thermostat features, depending on how in-depth you want to get. From tailoring a seven-day schedule to tracking your daily schedules, a smart thermostat can take these trends and customize a heating and cooling schedule based on your personal preferences and schedule.
Smart thermostats are affordable, however, the additional features you want, the more you’ll pay. The designs are innovative and will add style to your home. Smart thermostats also provide usage reporting, which offers invaluable insight to help monitor your home’s energy usage. From a historical view to how long your system has to run to meet the target temperature, you can see the direct impact on your HVAC system.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat allows for improved energy efficiency and cost savings — your HVAC system can accommodate your schedule, thus run less when you’re away, yet kick in when family members are scheduled to start arriving back home.
A smart, WiFi thermostat allows you to control your thermostat remotely. So, if you are planning to arrive home one day early from vacation and want your home to be crisp and cool, you can use your thermostat app to adjust the schedule. You can also have your thermostat send you alerts when you’re out of town if a temperature has fallen below or above the set limits — this can help monitor and diagnose any issues your HVAC may be having.
Understand and Track Your Energy Usage
Begin building a home energy profile that you can see trends in your HVAC system over time. You can quickly identify if your usage has changed and adjust its usage to better decrease the monthly heating and cooling costs.