A smart thermostat is a home heating and cooling control that has the same benefits as a programmable thermostat, with additional controllability to save you energy. Smart thermostats have functionality to adjust HVAC schedules based on local sensors, software algorithms, and/or occupancy sensors. This means that based on your temperature settings, over time the thermostat will slowly adjust your setting by incremental amounts to save energy while maintaining a comfortable temperature.
Track Your Energy Usage.
Most digital thermostats allow customers to track their energy usage. The thermostat allows you to build a home energy profile that tells you how your energy usage has changed over time. Depending on your current habits, you can let the smart thermostat manage your home’s climate save a few more dollars.
Control Your Thermostat Remotely.
One of the benefits of a smart thermostat is the ability to adjust the temperature from your phone. Some thermostats even send alerts and notify you if the temperature of your home has fallen below or risen above your preset limits. The thermostat also monitors and keeps track of your movement patterns and can adjust based on upcoming weather conditions and may adjust accordingly.
Lower Energy Costs.
According to ENERGY STAR, almost half of the annual energy in an American household goes to heating and cooling, resulting more than $900 a year. With a smart thermostat you can save up to $50 per year or 8% of heating and cooling bills. Currently the DCSEU is offering $50 cash back when you purchase and install a qualifying smart thermostat.