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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

In recent years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. 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 be able to regulate your indoor comfort, smart thermostats are an ideal place to start.

Smart thermostats run much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to adjust 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 adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything surprising happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or the temps take a sudden turn. That control, along with the energy usage reports your smart model makes, can help you improve your home’s efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you would like 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 preferred setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it spot your location to automatically adjust temperatures when you are gone? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
  • Should your device adjust to meet the climate? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while adjusting the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—no matter what the weather throws at you.
  • Should it work with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats align 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 experts at KDM Service Corporation can help you find a solution. You can reach us us at 205-208-8090 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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