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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

In recent years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all this potential, it only makes sense for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to reduce your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are a great place to start.

Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by installing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control when it comes to your HVAC system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, regardless of where you are. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re out of town longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you make your home even more energy efficient.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you desire your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems hold the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to intuitively adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system adapts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you enter the home.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that makes your life easier? The team at Hopper Heating and Air can help you get started. Contact us at 704-233-7363 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and show you the options for your home comfort system.

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