Smart thermostats are relatively new technology, although they are slowly making their way into more Alabama homes as owners discover how this product makes their life easier and more affordable. Smart thermostats work year-round, keeping homes warm or cool based on the season with tons of extra features tossed in to make life convenient for busy families. But do they provide enough savings to make installation worthwhile?
The EPA reports an average annual savings of about $180 when smart thermostats are used. The actual savings vary from one household to the next, as many factors influence this amount, such as the size and location of the home and the type of heating system used at your home.
How Smart Thermostats Work
Smart thermostats think for themselves, making important decisions regarding energy in your home. So many people forget to program their programmable thermostat and lose out on its maximum benefit. Smart thermostats, on the other hand, take care of programming for you.
Plus, the “smart” features learn your habits and find ways to help your family save money.
How Smart Thermostats Save You Money
The breakdown is simple: smart thermostats save an average of 12% on heating and 15% on cooling costs. Among the top ways smart thermostats help you save money:
- They Learn Your Behaviors: Smart thermostats program themselves to your ideal temperatures after observation over time. Smart thermostats learn information like when you come and go and preferred temperatures at different intervals of the day.
- Monitor Usage: Smart thermostats monitor your usage and collect data 24/7. The remote interface details the amount of energy you are using and can estimate your costs, allowing adjustments to be made manually or via the thermostat’s “smart” settings.
- Work When You Aren’t Home: Smart thermostats switch to an “eco” setting when you aren’t home, automatically applying energy savings to your household. The thermostat uses sensors that detect when someone is home or when everyone has left. The systems also use geo-tracking to determine when your phone is out of range and adjust temperatures accordingly in the home.
Smart thermostats require little effort, ensure a comfortable home, and save a ton of money every year. Installing one at your home certainly benefits you in more ways than one.
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