The average electric bill in Florida is $130.40 a month. Of course, those blazing hot summer days will likely raise that bill when your AC is running consistently.
You might be looking for ways to lower that bill without simply turning off the heat or AC.
Smart home devices like smart thermostats save homeowners money on their electric bills and don’t require a significant investment. Wondering how a smart thermostat works and if it could help you lower your energy bills?
Read on to learn more about this smart home device.
How a Smart Thermostat Works
A smart thermostat and a “dumb” thermostat do basically the same task. They control when your furnace or AC turns on and off based on the temperature setting on the thermostat.
The smart thermostat, however, offers many more features providing more ways to save money and manage your heating and cooling.
A smart thermostat runs using a Wi-Fi connection. As a user, you can connect to your smart thermostat using an app from your phone.
With your older programmable thermostat, you might have been able to tell it when to turn on, raise, or lower the temp based on your needs and when you’re home or not.
A smart thermostat can go beyond just being programmed. Yes, they get programmed, but they also have a learning feature that helps to recognize and learn your needs.
Most advanced smart thermostats can learn when you’re home and not home using third-party integrations or geofencing capabilities. Over time, they can learn your home and away patterns and suggest ways your energy usage can be more efficient.
The smart thermostat learns how it can get your home to the desired temperature, knowing when it should tell the HVAC system to turn on or off.
Another interesting feature of a smart thermostat is the connectedness to an app. You no longer have to be in your home to manage your HVAC system.
You leave in a rush for vacation and realize you didn’t adjust the programming. You can get on the app and adjust.
Your smart thermostat can also work from your computer, tablet, or iPad connected to your home Wi-Fi.
Tracking Your Energy Usage
Another benefit of using a smart thermostat is its ability to track your HVAC energy usage, then provide you with valuable information.
It can tell you things like:
- Amount of time your HVAC system has been in operation
- Recommendations for increasing energy efficiency
- Climate information impacting your energy usage
When you have a better understanding of your energy consumption patterns, then you can work to lower your energy usage.
Take Advantage of Smart Thermostat Benefits
A smart thermostat will help you learn about your energy patterns. It will also help to control when you need your HVAC system working and when it can be off to save money.
If you need Port Charlotte AC professional services, we can help. We can do it if you’re ready for a smart thermostat installation or need your yearly HVAC checkup. Contact us today to set up an appointment.
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