One of the latest trends in home energy efficiency is the smart thermostat. These Wi-Fi enabled thermostats are fairly new to the market, and their development was motivated by the latest technological advances. Manufacturers of smart thermostats boast of significant savings on heating and cooling bills for homeowners and businesses alike. Purchasing a smart thermostat is no small expense and we understand why potential buyers want to be sure they will get their money’s worth before taking the plunge.
Here are the two top questions we get from clients about the smart thermostat’s impact on energy efficiency and cost savings:
Heating and cooling experts everywhere offer the same recommendation for saving on utility bills: adjust your thermostat when it is not being used. Let’s be honest, this is often easier said than done. With busy schedules to manage and a to-do list a mile long, who needs one more thing to remember?
This is where a smart thermostat is useful. These programmable thermostats allow you to schedule temperature adjustments based on when you will leave the house or when you are sleeping, saving you money on bills. Additionally, since the thermostats at Jerry’s are Wi-Fi enabled, if an unexpected change in weather occurs, you can adjust the settings from an app on your smart phone.
Most smart thermostats will save homeowners between 10 and 15 percent on the home heating and cooling bills. While $10 to $15 a month may not seem like much, it will definitely add up over time.
To learn more about the Wi-Fi enabled thermostats from our team at Jerry’s Air Conditioning & Heating, or to get other tips for greater energy efficiency, contact us today!