Written on: July 8, 2021
Before programmable thermostats came along in the 1980s, the only choice you had in thermostats was whether it was round or rectangle. Complicating matters, the only way to control them was to walk over and manually change the temperature.
When people discovered how programmable thermostats made managing their home’s heating and cooling easy, they fell in love.
They had no more worries about forgetting to turn the thermostat down before they left or waiting for the house to get comfortable after they returned home. Some models came with multiple programs, so they could program their thermostat for when they went on vacation.
Today, there is a game-changer when it comes to managing your home’s heating and cooling, and its costs: smart thermostats that connect with your home’s WiFi and your smartphone.
Smart thermostats do everything a programmable thermostat does, and so much more!
With a smart thermostat, you can program the home’s temperature remotely anywhere you can get a WiFi or cellular signal. For longer trips, you can use your smartphone to adjust the heating and A/C settings, so the house is comfortable when you arrive home.
Also, many smart thermostats will track your heating and cooling usage. You can imprint your settings accordingly to save money on heating or cooling treatments all year round. In fact, using a smart thermostat correctly can even save you 10% (or more!) on those costs!
Offering more than just automatic temperature control, these smart thermostats also learn your family’s preferences in terms of heating and cooling.
There are even smart thermostats that will notify you when your HVAC equipment needs maintenance or service.
These thermostats are reasonably priced and can be purchased at your local hardware or home improvement store, as well as online. While they cost more than old-school programmable thermostats, a smart thermostat will help you lower your energy costs from the first time you use it.
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