We’ve seen a lot of interest in smart thermostats lately, but many of our customers ask: “Do I really NEED a smart thermostat?” We’d like to help answer that question so you can make the right decision for your home. While it’s not absolutely required for an HVAC system, smart thermostats make your system truly modern and bring several benefits with them as well. One of the smart thermostats that we highly recommend is the Ecobee, which has plenty of smart features to enhance your house’s energy efficiency and comfort.
Smart thermostats can help save on energy bills
Smart thermostats may help you save on your energy bills. A smart thermostat like an Ecobee utilizes a learning model (part of Eco+, which we’ll talk more about later) which adapts to your temperature preferences. It will regulate temperatures in your home to help save you money when you aren’t home or if you are sleeping. A smart thermostat can also detect when you are on your way back to your home and bring your home back to the temperature you prefer before arrival. Also, you can create different modes such as “Away”, “Vacation”, or “Sleep” which will adjust your home to the selected temperature. According to the Energy Star website, it is estimated that some consumers may save an additional 10-15% on their heating and cooling costs. Not only is there a possibility to save money, but it’s good for the environment too.
How ecobee’s Eco+ helps you save
Did you forget to adjust your thermostat when you left your home? With a smart thermostat, you can adjust the temperatures by using your tablet or cell phone! Adjusting the temperatures when you are away or asleep may help also save money on your heating and cooling costs. One of the ways that you can check to see if your Ecobee is saving energy and money is by setting up Eco+ on your thermostat. Eco+ helps you calculate the amount of energy you are using and will send you an email monthly with information about your energy consumption.
So, is a smart thermostat right for you?
If you still aren’t too sure about getting a smart thermostat and are leaning towards a more basic model, we install the best from trusted brands such as Honeywell. These offer simple and reliable operation, although without the smart features. We can help you decide which thermostat will work right for you and your family.
You can count on us for installation
If you are looking to get a new thermostat — whether a smart thermostat or a basic thermostat — Absolute Comfort is here to help. Our qualified and friendly technicians can help you decide what is best for your family and their comfort. We can also provide the best thermostat for your home as well as install and service it!