It seems like everything today is connected to our smartphones. Everything from our actual phones to our emails to cameras and even appliances like your washer can be programmed through your smartphone. While many of us enjoy the convenience of having the world virtually at our fingertips, it can be worth considering what is actually necessary to be connected with our smartphone. When it comes to smart thermostats, are they one of the items that should be smart or will a standard thermostat due?
When it comes to standard thermostats, the problem lies mostly in the usability. Many standard thermostats can do many of the same things that a smart thermostat can, i.e. program the temperatures to lower when no one is home or shut off at certain times and turn on at certain times. However, not all thermostats are the same and some are so complicated to figure out their programming that we give up and don’t use them. Smart thermostats, on the other hand, will track your usage, allow you to change the temperature remotely, and program themselves over time to give you the best results. Many people are more than happy to spend a couple hundred dollars for the ease of use of a smart thermostat, regardless of whether or not it makes their furnace more efficient and therefore less costly.
In conclusion, the use of a smart thermostat may end up saving you money, not necessarily because of its smart functions, but rather because you will be able to program your home’s comfort to an optimum level. If you would like to learn more about smart thermostats, our team at Cool Comfort Heating & Air can help. Contact us today for more information!