Times are changing, and so are our thermostats. If you are still utilizing the simple, antiquated thermostat that came with your home, it might be time to consider upgrading to a smart model.
Thermostats are generally overlooked, but they are an important component of our heating and cooling systems. The location, settings, and model of your thermostat can significantly impact your comfort and energy efficiency.
Upgrading to a smart thermostat can offer the following benefits:
- Save money. Smart thermostats can be programmed to use less energy when it isn’t needed, such as when the house is empty. Depending on your consumption habits, switching thermostats could save you up to $150 per year.
- Monitor energy usage. Some smart thermostats come equipped with an energy monitoring dashboard, which allows homeowners to see a detailed breakdown of their energy usage over the previous month. They can use this data to further identify ways to save more energy and money.
- Remote access. Change your desired temperature from your bed, office, or halfway around the world. With WiFi connectivity, smart thermostats give you total control from anywhere. This can be especially useful if you own multiple properties, such as a vacation home.
- Automated learning. Starting from the day you install it, the Nest Learning Thermostat begins taking note of your schedule and temperature preferences. Within a few weeks, it will know what time you wake up, when you leave for work, and what temperature you prefer at different times of the day. Using this information, the thermostat will automatically adjust to match your needs.
Interested in upgrading to a programmable thermostat? Look no further than the HVAC experts at the Air Treatment Company to install your new device. If you live in Fairfax County, Virginia, call us at (703) 938-0550 to learn about our thermostat options or get started with a free estimate.