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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Over the past several 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 is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re looking for a way to decrease your energy bills and gain more control over your home comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect 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 aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by utilizing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats allow you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, from anywhere in the world. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. 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 would like your thermostat to be able to do, there are a few options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your preferred setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your home within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you are gone? 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 changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while adjusting the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—despite the outdoor conditions.
  • Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect 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 Airmax Long Island Inc can help you find a solution. Call us at 631-737-5566 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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