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The Benefits of Smart Thermostats: Comfort & Savings

December 19, 20183 min read

Smart vs Programmable Thermostat

What Every Homeowner Should Know to Save Money with Home Automation.

These days, technology is making everything “smarter.” Home automation systems now include smart plugs, smart lights, and automated smart home security. Smart devices allow us to operate more efficiently. The result is energy savings and increased control over our environment.

Installing smart devices gives you immediate energy savings through reduced energy usage. The cost savings are an incentive to upgrade as early as possible. Your thermostat is one of these devices. A smart thermostat will help you stay comfortable and minimize costs at the same time.

The Differences Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats.

A manual thermostat never seemed like a big deal in the past. When you were cold, you turned it up. Simple, right? It certainly solved the problem in the short term. However, by failing to turn it back down after, it created another problem. It used energy when it wasn’t needed. Money is often wasted by heating an entire house during the night or when no one is home.

A modern Control4 Wireless Smart Thermostat with a sleek design and easy-to-use interface.

Programmable models took the next step in making heating and cooling more efficient. It was a good feeling to be able to set the time when the heater kicked in each day. It felt even better to adjust the settings for times when you knew that you weren’t going to be around.

These days, we demand more out of our home automation systems, which should include a smart thermostat. We want each room to be at the right temperature without paying any more than is needed on our utility bills. Being Smart means that the thermostat learns your behaviors over time. This has incredible benefits, such as the ability to:

  • Connect to WiFi and allow you to remotely control the temperature of your home with your remote or smartphone.

  • Sense when you’re there or not and automatically adjust the temperature.

  • Incorporate the weather to ensure your home reaches your ideal temperature as efficiently as possible.

  • Provide information on your energy use.

How a Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money.

As it learns your patterns, a smart thermostat does more for less. It takes into account the outside temperature, season, and time of day. Then, it responds to control the temperature inside depending on whether you are home or away. A smart heating and cooling system quickly goes far beyond what you could predict on your own. It’s easy to see how a smart thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

The Control4 Wireless Smart Thermostat.

If you’re looking for the smartest device to regulate your temperature, look no further. The Control4 Wireless Smart Thermostat is the solution that saves you the most energy and money. What makes it ideal is that it is compatible with all modern HVAC systems. Whether you have forced air, geothermal, dual fuel and humidity control systems, you can install it quickly and easily. There is no need for any expensive or complicated upgrades. It is truly an asset that pays for itself.

Find Your Control4 Smart Thermostat and all your home automation needs at Sphere Home Technologies in Birmingham, AL.

An audio system, lighting system and home theater can make any backyard an oasis for entertaining. However, there are countless other ways you can automate outdoors. From motorized shades to automated fans and smart pools that keep the water at the perfect temperature, the sky is the limit. Give Sphere Home Technologies a call today at 205-777-5626. You can also fill out this form to see how we can help you enjoy your backyard to the fullest! To read more about home automation, check out this blog post as well.

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