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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 a lot of effort. With all these possibilities, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to decrease your energy bills and be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you’ll be away or asleep. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for each day of 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 heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change 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 the weather suddenly changes. That control, combined with the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you want 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 desired setting? iComfort® systems keep the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to intuitively adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows 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 take the weather conditions into consideration? 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 operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without moving from your spot.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The pros at D & D Heating & AC can help you get started. Call us at 720-316-1401 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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