Is a Smart Thermostat Really Worth the Money?

If you’re a gadget and gizmo junkie, then you’re definitely going to be impressed with smart thermostats, but most homeowners won’t be able to deny their superior functionality. Just like their close relative, the smart phone, smart and WiFi enabled thermostats tap into the Internet, making it possible for them to take home comfort way beyond the next level. With of these advanced devices, you’re sure to find that V is for Victory in Home Ventilation.

Smart and WiFi Enabled Thermostats: The Basics

Traditional thermostats are simple temperature controlling devices for homes and businesses. Since their advent, technology has come a long way. shutterstock_249312739Rather than manually changing the settings throughout the day, smart thermostats can do the thinking for you. The temperature is automatically adjusted according to your lifestyle and comfort preferences. Unless you are diligent in changing the temperature on a traditional thermostat at the various times of the day, it’s easy to see how such features can help reduce energy waste. But smart thermostats are capable of even more. On top of programming an energy-saving schedule, a smart thermostat has remote control capabilities. Many of them can also analyze your temperature habits and are able to adjust the settings accordingly.

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

The following are just some of the benefits of using a smart thermostat:

  • Many smart thermostats have a user-friendly interface and are easy to install.
  • Smart thermostats continuously monitor your local climate and will adjust the temperature automatically when needed.
  • You can remotely change the temperature inside your home from a computer or phone. This feature is particularly useful, for example, when there’s an unexpected change in the time you’re going to arrive home and need to change the time your thermostat comes on.
  • You can view your energy use in real time, and can look up past usage habits as well.

For more information on smart and WiFi enabled thermostats in your Bellingham area home, please feel free to contact us at Victory · Heating · Air Conditioning · Plumbing. We provide residential and commercial heating, cooling and plumbing services.

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