Managing your home’s temperature is important, especially on extremely hot or cold days. Therefore, having a working thermostat is a must! What you may not know, however, are the technological advances of smart thermostats.
Many homes in the US still operate on antiquated thermostats and aren’t utilizing “Smart” features that could help you save money and remain more comfortable. In fact, only an estimated 13% of U.S. broadband households own a smart thermostat as of late 2019 (source).
Smart thermostats started gaining traction in 2011, when Nest Labs developed their smart thermostat that could be connected with WiFi for self-learning. This learning enables for improved efficiencies, which can lead to lower utility bills.
Some additional benefits of smart thermostats include:
- Auto-scheduling of temperatures
- Controlling temperatures from a smartphone, tablet or computer
- Auto-adjusting house temperatures when away for extended periods of time.
If you are interested in learning more about getting a smart thermostat or just need your thermostat replaced, we would love to hear from you. Extreme’s One Hour Heating and Air is a local company that services the greater-Dayton region.