You’re on your way to building a smart home. Your appliances are up to date, energy efficient, and modern in look. But, all of these don’t mean that energy costs have yet reached peak efficiency. This is because you have not yet equipped your home with a smart thermostat. A smart thermostat can revolutionize the way your home is heated and cooled, using data it gathers to help you make evidence-based choices about what works best for you.
Tackling the task of adding a smart thermostat to your home is easier, more affordable, and even more beneficial that you may know. Let this list of four benefits help guide you in the decision to choose and install a smart thermostat!
1. The Market is Full of Options
If you don’t know where to begin, don’t fret. There are many smart thermostat models on the market to choose from, each with varying price and features. Here’s one list breaking down a few such devices that dominate the current marketplace.
2. You Will Save More Than You Pay
An individual unit will run the consumer anywhere from $80 on the low end up to $250 for the state-of-the-art product. All smart thermostats are programmable, and most will provide the user with a graphic breakdown of energy usage rates and ways that those rates can be lowered by wisely timing periods of heating or cooling according to the need, such as moderating usage when members of the household are away, effectively lowering your total energy bills. Even the most expensive unit will pay for itself in savings.
3. Convenience is King
The convenience that one of these devices can add is reason enough for many homeowners to spend the time and money needed to add one to their system. Maybe you like the temp set cooler while you sleep, but hate to leave bed to chilly air. With a smart thermostat, you can program the heat to welcome you precisely as you wake without having to manually alter the thermostat in the morning. Smart thermostats can even link up with your devices so that once you have stepped out and left the home, you can continue to monitor use–and thus, energy efficiency–from anywhere you and your connected device may be.
4. You Will Be Ready for the Future
With the oncoming advent of the 5G Revolution, and all that it is touted to be, the inter-connectivity of household devises is a near certainty. Consider items like smart refrigerators that are able, for instance, to detect a low supply of milk and automatically order more, or smart vacuum cleaners that are programed to activate and clean up all on their own. Smart coffee makers help you wake up, smart mattresses help you get to sleep. Intelligent home tech, connected to the internet making your life a little more convenient, is increasingly available and the benefits are clear. Efficiency of use and programming based on personalized data help you to reduce your carbon footprint as well as your bill.