What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

For the last few years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without a lot of effort. With all the advancements in technology, it is only fitting for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to reduce your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by installing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control over your heating and cooling system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can change your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model offers, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are several options:

  • Should it hold the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to automatically adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode detects your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system adjusts again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—despite the outdoor conditions.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The team at KDM Service Corporation can help you get started. Call us at 205-758-2703 or book an appointment with us online. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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