Going on a trip this summer? Switch to a smart thermostat
The weather in DC is warming up and schools are almost out for the summer. You know what that means—it’s almost time for your annual family vacation or maybe that beach trip. However, before you get your suitcase out, you might want to rethink your home’s current thermostat and switch to a smart thermostat.
With a smart thermostat, you do not need to worry about making sure your home is at the perfect temperature while you are away. You can easily adjust the settings of your DC apartment, house or condo while you are sitting on a beach in Rehoboth. Just use the smart thermostat’s associated phone app and you can be sure that you are not throwing money away by blasting air conditioning when it’s unnecessary. It may even help your pet at home stay more comfortable in the DC heat.
Smart thermostats are a great investment for even when you are not traveling. They learn your behaviors and preferences to control your home’s heating and cooling settings to allow for optimal energy savings. They do this by using local sensors, software algorithms or occupancy sensors to adjust your temperature settings by incremental amounts. This help your home maintain a comfortable temperature while saving you energy.
While smart thermostats do not work for all heating and cooling systems, they can be a smart investment for many homes. The DCSEU currently offers rebates on qualifying smart thermostats for up to $50.
Now go on vacation without worrying about coming back to a large utility bill.