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Are Smart Thermostats Really Worth The Investment?

Smart Thermostats
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We all know how hot the summer months can be in South Florida and that’s probably why we are always looking for ways to keep our homes and places of work cool, without breaking the bank. You’ve more than likely heard about smart thermostats and some of their benefits but are they really worth the investment?

Smart thermostats have surged in popularity over the past few years. So, what’s the hype all about? Before we look into what makes them so attractive and whether or not they are worth the investment, let’s look into exactly what they are.

What Are Smart Thermostats?

So, what are smart thermostats? They are thermostats that can be controlled remotely via an app on your smartphone or tablet. This means that you can adjust the temperature of your home or office from anywhere in the world, as long as you have an internet connection.

They also learn your heating and cooling habits over time and begin to develop a schedule for when the temperature should be turned up or down.

How Do They Work?

Smart thermostats are able to connect to the internet and your home’s Wi-Fi network. This allows you to control them from anywhere in the world via a smartphone app.

Some smart thermostats will also come with sensors that can be placed around your home. This helps the thermostat learn your heating and cooling habits and make sure that the temperature is consistent throughout.

Over and above being able to control them remotely, you can also adjust them on the actual interface on the thermostat itself. So, it also functions like a normal thermostat.

What Are The Benefits of Smart Thermostats?

There are two main benefits of smart thermostats – convenience and energy savings.

The convenience factor is pretty self-explanatory. Being able to control the temperature of your home from wherever you are is extremely convenient. This is especially true if you forget to adjust the temp of your AC before leaving for work or if you want to come home to a cool home after a fun day at the beach. Again, you don’t want to be living in South Florida over the summer months without an AC that is cooling your home effectively.

The energy savings is where things get a little more complicated. Smart thermostats can save you money on your energy bill by making sure that your AC is only running when it needs to be. For example, if you have a smart thermostat and you leave for work at 8 am every morning, it will learn this schedule and make sure that the AC temp is turned up when you leave, and turn back down before you are due to arrive home.

This means that you are not paying to cool an empty home all day, which can save you money. If you are arriving home early for whatever reason, you can simply adjust the temp remotely to get it to the right temperature for your arrival, as opposed to burning through your electricity all day.

So, Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?

Yes, smart thermostats are definitely worth the investment. The convenience and energy savings that they offer are more than worth the price tag. If you are looking for a way to save money on your energy bill and make your life a little bit easier, then a smart thermostat is the way to go.

They will also add a contemporary touch to your home, with their stylish designs. So, if you are looking for a way to update your home’s décor, then a smart thermostat is a great option.

How Much Money Can A Smart Thermostat Save You A Year?

This really depends on a number of factors, such as how big your home is, how often you are away from home, and what temperature you like to keep your home at.

According to Energy Star, the average household can save $180 per year by switching to a smart thermostat. This number will obviously be higher or lower depending on your individual circumstances, but it gives you an idea of the potential savings.

The Verdict

Smart thermostats are definitely worth the investment and can save you money on your utility bills. They are also extremely convenient, stylish, and easy to use.

Get Your Smart Thermostat Installed By A Licensed Electrician

Art Plumbing, Air Conditioning & Electric are the perfect team to install a state-of-the-art smart thermostat in your home. Give us a call on 1-800-475-1504 or schedule service directly on our website for an appointment with one of our licensed electricians.


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