While big home enhancements can certainly bring big energy improvements — such as a solar water heater installation or attic insulation upgrade — there are some easy and cheaper ways to improve your HVAC energy efficiency. Integrating a smart thermostat into your system is one such method.

What are Smart Thermostats?

Regular thermostats operate as a simple control panel for manually powering your HVAC equipment on/off and increasing/decreasing your home’s temperature settings.

Smart thermostats, also called programmable thermostats, build on these basic settings to include remote control options and a more detailed timer. Use these controls to program your equipment for more efficient operations based on your scheduling, like reducing use while you’re asleep or away from the home. Smart thermostats can even be programmed to make automatic adjustments based on external factors like humidity fluctuation.

The Big Advantages of Smart Thermostats

Smart thermostats combine comfort with HVAC energy efficiency. Smart thermostats allow you to program energy controls based on your family’s route and temperature variations during the natural course of the day and season. Doing so optimizes your HVAC system as it reduces its workload thanks to the new precision metrics. A better optimized HVAC system leads to a more efficient home that utilizes its resources in the best way possible — which ultimately saves you a ton of money in reduced energy costs.

Track Your Energy Use for More Savings

Smart thermostats also store records of energy usage to further improve your home’s heating and cooling habits and determine your next best cost-effective steps for creating a more energy-efficient home.

For more information about smart thermostats and improving HVAC energy efficiency, contact us today.