Whether it’s hot or cold in Fairview, North Carolina, it isn’t always easy to manage indoor air comfort. During summer, the high humidity and temperatures make air conditioning systems work in overdrive. In winter, the furnace typically runs all day and night to keep your family warm. In the overlapping seasons, it’s even more challenging to stay comfortable as the temperature swings and shifts. One of the best solutions for HVAC management is a smart thermostat, which takes the guesswork out of home comfort.
Gain Better Control From Anywhere
Similar to any other “smart” device, a smart thermostat provides control over your home’s heating and cooling system from anywhere. If you’re snuggled under the covers and don’t want to get out of bed to raise the temperature on a cold winter morning, simply grab your smartphone and make the adjustment from the app. You can also control the system when you’re at work, on vacation or even flying at 20,000 feet. As long as you have an internet connection, you can adjust your thermostat.
This functionality makes it easier to maintain a comfortable temperature without wasting energy to heat and cool the home when you’re away. We’ve all forgotten to adjust the temperature when leaving on vacation for a week. But with a smart thermostat, you don’t have to worry about being forgetful and wasting energy anymore.
Receive Reports and Analytics
A smart thermostat keeps you in the know by delivering reports designed to show you how much energy your household uses. It also provides analytics to help you find ways to trim your monthly bills.
You can designate whether you want a report emailed to you regularly or if you’d prefer to pull the report from the app manually. These data indicate areas of waste and where you can make adjustments without sacrificing comfort.
Eliminate Human Error From the Equation
Human error impacts HVAC management the most. When you’re adjusting the thermostat constantly, the system has to turn on and off more frequently, which wastes energy.
If your home feels chilly, you might feel tempted to make a major adjustment to the temperature, raising it by 10 degrees or more in hopes that the system will work faster to heat the air. These behaviors waste a lot of energy and cost you more every month in utility bills.
Top-rated smart thermostats are easy to program, whether you want a schedule that’s different every day of the week, on weekdays or during the weekends. Modern touch-screen functionality and displays with large numbers simplify the sometimes challenging process of programming your thermostat. Once you have it set, you can leave it alone and let the thermostat do the work.
Reduce Energy Waste
A smart thermostat is also an excellent way to reduce energy waste in your home. Many people look for ways to reduce their carbon footprints, which also comes with the added bonus of lower monthly utility bills.
If you’re in this boat, consider upgrading to a smart thermostat that can track usage and indicate ways to reduce waste. Many of the newer models can make automatic adjustments to reduce the amount of energy used to heat and cool the home. The changes are subtle enough that you won’t notice a major difference in the comfort level.
Detect When People Are Home
One of the unique features of a smart thermostat is its ability to detect movement and determine when people are home. If you’re sick and stay home from work, the thermostat can figure that out and automatically adjust so that you’re not shivering while trying to recover. It’ll also make adjustments when it doesn’t detect movement within the home, helping reduce your energy usage and decrease waste.
You’ll love the improved control over your HVAC system that comes with a smart thermostat. Call Gentry Heating, Inc. at 828-581-4045 to discuss this upgrade for your home.
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