All homeowners should invest in a smart thermostat because it’s much more than just another fancy gadget. They have a very practical use because smart thermostats can be very effective in saving money and electricity. In fact, it does not even matter much whether the rest of your home has other smart gadgets or not, because a good smart thermostat will prove itself to be useful in any home that has access to electrical heating and cooling (HVAC system). As you read on, the reasons should make themselves self-evident.
They Are Quite Affordable
The fact is that smart thermostats are not that expensive to begin with. You can get the best smart thermostat available right now for less than $150. Depending on how much you pay per month in electricity bills, the money saved from after the installation will pay for the thermostat in anything between 9-18 months, if not much sooner.
In fact, modern thermostats do not consume any more electricity than traditional thermostats. It is difficult to beat value like that because almost every other electronic home appliance that you can buy today will only add to your electricity bill. As to how they pay for themselves, that brings us to the next point.
Smart Thermostats Save Electricity and Money
Lowered use of electricity equals to lowered heating and cooling bills, which means that you will be saving money monthly. Note that this is applicable both in hot and cold parts of the United States because a smart thermostat is designed to reduce energy usage, irrespective of whether that energy is being used to heat or cool a home. Therefore, these can be just as useful in Florida, as they would be in Alaska.
Exactly how much money and energy they can save is variable of course, but the fact that they can save both is undebatable. In a world that’s fast running out of fuel sources, a smart thermostat helps us reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to the planet’s wellbeing.
Remote Control the HVAC System from Anywhere
Forget about the old remote controls because modern thermostats come equipped with Wi-Fi and cloud controls. What does that mean for the homeowner? It means you can control your HVAC system from anywhere in the house with your smartphone, but that is not all. As long as there is an internet connection and you have access to your smartphone, smart thermostats allow homeowners to monitor and control their home environment from anywhere in the world with cloud synced controls.
Smart Thermostats Maintain Indoor Climates with Better Efficiency
Think about a device that will sense and adjust the settings in your HVAC system 24/7 with two primary goals:
- Maintaining the optimum indoor climatic conditions (temperature and humidity).
- Achieving the above goal while using the least amount of electricity possible.
Thanks to advanced AI controlling everything inside a smart thermostat, that is precisely what these little devices are programmed to do. You can also program them yourself and the AI will learn from that, reflecting your preferences via the indoor climatic conditions.
- About the Author
Alex Grigoryan is a Professional Home Improvement and Lifestyle Writer. He has been in the industry for over 6 years and has been writing for Chique Home Living since 2019. His work has been featured in prestigious blogs such as Spruce Home, Better Homes & Garden, and more.