Summer is officially in full swing and with it, the heat index is rising steadily. What does this mean for you as a Utah homeowner? Greater electric bills, for one, if you are constantly running your air conditioning unit. One of the ways our team at Elevate Automation helps our customers is by offering smart home technology, and what better time than summer to invest in a smart thermostat?
Programmable thermostats do a great job of adjusting your home’s temperature by regulating your air conditioner according to your settings and then running the cooling system accordingly. You can control your home environment so that the air conditioner temperature rises or lowers depending on the time of day. This can mean huge energy savings over time, and is one factor in their popularity.
Convenience is another reason why programmable smart home thermostats are in demand. You can program the system to shut off when you leave the house instead of cooling an empty house all day, and have it set to turn back on before you come home later in the day. With your Wifi connectivity, you can connect to your system via a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer, by logging on to your smart thermostat – whether you are logging in at work or while standing in line at Disney World in Paris – to make adjustments to your air conditioning system.
Another feature of a smart thermostat is that it actually learns from your input. This means not only can you change the temperature when you’re away from home, but it can show you the energy consumption as it is happening or even self-adjust, depending on the ambient conditions like the current humidity level in the home. This also allows you to gauge how much energy you are consuming (and money you are spending) so you can make real-time adjustments from wherever you are.
Another convenient benefit of smart home thermostats is that their LCD touch screens are easier to read than manual thermostats with their notoriously hard to read, small unlit screens. An easy to read screen means you’ll have an easier time programming your system and avoid making costly mistakes.
Investing in a smart thermostat can pay off sooner than you might think with its powerful energy efficiency. In addition to savings, convenience, and ease of use, it can allow you to upgrade your living conditions using today’s technology to enjoy your home even more!
If you would like to learn more about smart home technology, we welcome you to call us at 801-901-8840 to set up a consultation with a member of our knowledgeable team.