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When you go on vacation, do you adjust your thermostat before you leave? You don’t want to waste energy by heating or cooling an empty house. If you’re a smart energy user, you probably do this to save on your energy bills. But what if you forgot to lower the thermostat before you left? With a smart thermostat, you can easily adjust your home’s temperature from your smartphone without leaving your beach chair. This is just one of the many benefits of having a smart thermostat installed in your home!

If you’re still a beginner when it comes to the world of smart home technology, a smart thermostat is a great place to start. Poston Brothers Heating and Cooling is here to bring you up to speed with the latest and greatest in-home comfort technologies.

What Is a Smart Thermostat?

Using your home’s Wi-Fi, a smart thermostat is a connected or communicating thermostat that allows you to create temperature settings on an automatic and programmable schedule. These schedules can be determined by weather conditions, heating and cooling needs, daily schedules, and when the house is unoccupied. These thermostats can connect to phones and virtual assistants so they can be controlled remotely or with voice commands.

Smart thermostats can be controlled with an app or a panel on the wall. Many people enjoy this because of the large clearly stylized readings and interfaces. This makes operating the home thermostat easier than ever before. 

How Is a Smart Thermostat Different from a Normal Thermostat?

Most standard home thermostats come with programmable schedules, so what is the purpose of a smart thermostat if my current thermostat is capable of the same features? Smart thermostats have many more features than just remote control activity and voice commands.

Many smart thermostats also come with motion sensors that will detect when people are active in the house. This allows the thermostat to learn and adjust to your family’s daily schedule. The longer you have a smart thermostat, the more it learns. It knows when you’re on your way home, so it can turn the heat up before you arrive. As the seasons change, your smart thermostat will be able to adjust automatically, so you save time on reprogramming. Some thermostats monitor the weather outside and adjust the temperature inside accordingly to keep everyone in the house comfortable. They can also provide data to show how effectively you’re using your HVAC system for increased energy savings.

Why It’s a Smart Idea to Upgrade Your Thermostat

While all these features might seem cool, the ultimate purpose of a smart thermostat is to save on energy. Even if you’re on vacation and you forget to lower the heat before you leave, your thermostat already knows you’re gone and has done it for you.

Every smart thermostat is accurate and informative. It’s easy to monitor and review energy usage in your home. When you have a smart thermostat installed, it will prompt you with energy-saving tips. You can create a schedule with the correct temperatures to save money on energy bills. Smart thermostats can save homeowners 10-12% on heating costs and 15% on cooling costs. Certain models can provide diagnostic capabilities to monitor your HVAC system and let you know if your unit needs maintenance. 

New and improved smart thermostats are coming out all the time. The newer the technology, the cooler the features it has. Even if your thermostat does work properly, upgrading to a smart thermostat will be a worthwhile improvement for energy savings. 

Optimize Your Home’s Comfort with a Smart Thermostat from Poston Brothers

If you’re ready to experience the future of home comfort, then call Poston Brothers Heating & Cooling to have your smart thermostat installed today. For over 90 years, the Poston Brothers have been serving the Burlington community with all their comfort needs.

If you have more questions regarding installing a smart thermostat, feel free to reach out. One of our friendly team members can answer all your questions and schedule a technician to install a smart thermostat in your home. Give us a call today to learn more.