Many homes have a traditional home thermostat connected to their central heating system. Today we will be exploring how a smart thermostat can save you money and automate temperature control on auto-pilot.
Manufacturers offer a vast array of smart thermostats and its important to read what each one can do. You get more features and upgrade abilities on more expensive models but all of them have some common features.
What Can A Smart Thermostat Do?
Smart Home Thermostats have multiple functions that you can use to save money and make life more convenient. Here are some things a smart thermostat can do for you.
- Outside Temperatures
This part of the thermostat is called a lifestyle sensor. The Google Nest Smart Thermostat knows if it is set to a comfortable temperature automatically and it can adjust this for you with no need to think about it.
- Save Energy and Lower Your Bills
Measuring your annual energy consumption the smart thermostat triggers your heating and cooling system to automatically control the temperatures of each room and turn appliances off at given times of day to save energy and costs.
- Rates Your Home Humidity
It automatically responds to changes in humidity values in your house and takes preventive measures to prevent damage to your HVAC system.
Exploring Smart Thermostat Features
The Nest thermostat sits on the floor and will detect motion and you can perform an automation task to turn down the heating if there is no movement.
Washers and Dryers
Is the laundry a obsession. Why not turn it off when going to bed? And, can you simply push a single button to start a load? Simply turn the water off at one valve and push a button at another location. You could link this up with the current weather conditions and if the temperature reaches a specified level then you can turn off your appliances to protect them from damage and save money.
Mini Refrigerators and Fridges
Does your refrigerator stay full most of the time? Try a sensor that will shut the door after 3 hours. Since so many things can be automated, be smart. Use a sensor to shut off the fridge when you’re not there. If that doesn’t happen, try rolling up a towel or you’ve got a really nosy guests.
Control Ceiling Lights
You know how you can turn off the lights without getting up to switch them off. It’s so easy with a sensor installed in the ceiling. Let the smart thermostat know when you’re going to be home, and it will turn off the lights and lower the room’s temperature. Automating the lights and temperature can really save you money and is more convenient.
What is really happening with your water supply? Is the water really getting clean or is it tricking the system to return it to the taps at a higher rate? Let a sensor in the smart thermostat work out if you need the filtered water.
This is now a very affordable technology that measures the amount of energy consumed and provides the potential opportunity to reduce it. Get a basic computer controlled thermostat that measures the current temperature and adjusts them by within 2 degrees. Get a yearly update on your energy options and, if you choose, get a programmed thermostat that controls the energy consumption for that particular day. We are currently in our fourth year of this program.
Save Money With A Smart Thermostat
Thermometer technology has advanced so much that discounts to mud- Ale calculators have been around for many years. The economics just got better and in the last ten years, the advancement in small-scale applications has changed the way energy is measured. Imagine having the ability to determine how much energy your home requires based on temperature and the daily activity level. You would ultimately prevent overuse and waste and save money.
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