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Many homeowners are using smart thermostats. Have you considered making the switch in your Apopka, Florida, home? Although you might be happy with your older, traditional thermostat, smart thermostats do more than just turn your HVAC system on and off. Read on to find out the many benefits you and your family will receive with a smart thermostat.

Save Money on Your Energy Bill

Everyone enjoys saving money on their bills, and a smart thermostat can help you do just that. Instead of setting the temperature at one setting to heat or cool the entire house throughout the day, you can program the thermostat to change temperatures according to the needs of the occupants.

Smart thermostats can learn the behaviors of those living in the house and can raise or lower the temperature as needed. You can also save money by setting different zones in your house to heat or cool as desired for that room. You will save money by not wasting energy.

Control It Remotely

Most smart thermostats integrate and connect with downloadable apps so you can adjust the temperature remotely from a mobile device or computer. You can monitor the weather and make the necessary changes to the temperature if there is a heatwave or cold front approaching.

These apps are great to use while commuting. When you leave the house in the morning, the thermostat will know to raise or lower the temperature for energy conservation. But, if you decide to come home early, you can tell the thermostat to adjust the temperature so when you walk in the door, the house will be nice and comfortable. You can also use this technology to make adjustments to the temperature while away on vacation.

Track Energy Use

If you are vigilant about keeping track of how much money you spend on energy bills, as well as how much actual electricity or gas you use, then you should install a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats consistently provide real-time, live, and updated energy use. This information is crucial for energy conservation because you can see what time of day you are using the most energy.

You can also see what parts of the house may need zoning or a tighter seal if that area is using more electricity or fuel than other parts of your home. With this knowledge, you can easily make decisions on where to invest money on modifications, such as installing a ductless system or tightening the envelope of your home.

Connect with Other Smart Home Devices

As homes become more and more automated, having devices that connect with each other will make your home more efficient in many ways. If you have a voice command device, you can tell it to adjust the temperature simply from the comfort of your living room chair. If your air purifier or humidifier/dehumidifier are on compatible platforms with your smart thermostat, they can communicate and make necessary changes as needed.

Home automation is a convenient addition for homeowners who have a busy lifestyle. Installing apps and devices for your home automation can help to make your life easier and create a home that is more energy-efficient.

Easy to Read and Control

With older thermostats, sometimes you have to squint just to see what the temperature reading is or try to figure out some complex method of setting it. Smart thermostats have a beautiful interface that is easy to read with clear visibility. They show you what mode the thermostat is running at, the time, the temperature setting, as well as other information that the thermostat has integrated into it.

Smart thermostats can help make your life easier and more efficient. If you want to learn more about the benefits of smart thermostats, give E.C. Waters Air Conditioning & Heat a call at (407) 603-9144 to schedule an appointment. One of our service techs will answer any questions you have.

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