Before the sizzling summer heat sets in, you should consider installing a smart thermostat to easily control the temperature in your Southwest Florida home. A smart thermostat can help your system be more energy-efficient, plus, there’s the added perk that you can control your system from your phone, wherever you are.
Is a smart thermostat right for you? Here are five great reasons to switch to a smart thermostat before our hot Florida summer begins!
#1. Minimize Energy Costs
One of the best reasons to upgrade to a smart or Wi-Fi thermostat is energy efficiency and subsequent savings on energy costs. With a smart thermostat, it is easy to program your HVAC to run less while you are away at work, so you’ll lose less energy since you won’t be cooling an empty house.
You can program your smart thermostat to kick your AC on right before your family is scheduled to come home, so it’s nice and cool the moment you step out of the heat and walk in the door.
You could save anywhere from 15-20% on cooling costs after you install a smart thermostat.
#2. Track Your Energy Usage
Most digital smart thermostats allow you to track your system’s energy usage. You can create a home energy profile that illustrates how your energy usage has changed over time and how you might be able to decrease energy costs even more by adjusting your heating and cooling preferences.
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#3. Control Your System Remotely
A popular benefit that you can enjoy after installing a Wi-Fi thermostat is that you can control the temperature in your home remotely, no matter where you are. If you are coming home early from work, you can simply adjust the cooling schedule for the day. If you are going on vacation, you can change the entire schedule to keep your house warmer while you are away.
Further, if you have a vacation house to maintain, your thermostat can send you alerts when the temperature rises or falls below your set limits. Pretty nifty!
#4. Create Smart Schedules
Many homeowners resist the installation of a smart thermostat because they believe that it will be too hard to program or adjust the schedule to meet their unique needs.
Scheduling heating and cooling with a smart thermostat is easier because you don’t have to adjust the day-to-day temperature yourself- it’ll already be programmed.
Smart thermostats can monitor the weather, cooling your home during a heatwave or adding more heat when a cold snap sets in.
Plus, most smart thermostats have movement detectors so they can tell when your family is home and active. Over time, the thermostat can learn your family’s patterns and will adjust the heating and cooling schedule appropriately. These thermostats are so “smart” that they can also use data to adjust the temperature schedules to account for seasonal dips and changes throughout your home.
#5. They’re Easy to Install
If you have the right wiring, installing a smart thermostat is a breeze. While this is something that you could DIY yourself, we recommend calling our team at Best Home Services to ensure your new smart thermostat is compatible with your system and installed correctly.
Take Control of Your Thermostat
This spring and summer, stay cool and comfortable while spending less on cooling costs. Our 5-star rated team at Best Home Services is here to help you install your new smart thermostat and make sure it is programmed correctly so you can achieve that perfect cool!