Are you running your thermostat at the same temperature 24 hours a day? If you are you’re wasting a lot of energy dollars to heat or cool an empty home. There’s a better way…
Your home’s HVAC system is its single largest energy consumer. Automating your HVAC by itself or as part of your smart home system helps you save money and live more comfortably. How do you automate your system? With the simple addition of an automated thermostat.
Digital thermostats are rapidly replacing antiquated thermostats with more accurate, reliable digital thermostat technology, providing…
- Greater Precision
Digital thermostat technology allows for accuracy within 1°F of temperature readings, improving performance.
- More Programming Options
Automated thermostats let you run your system minimally while you’re away. They automatically adjust the temperature before you return ensuring both comfort and savings.
- The Ability to Adjust Settings Remotely
With a smart thermostat additions, changes can be made from anywhere via your home’s Wi-Fi network.
- Easier Setup
By choosing smart “learning” thermostats models, you can make setup easier. Learning your behavior, these thermostat models make adjustments for you.
- Maintenance Assistance
Today’s smart thermostat systems not only offer suggestions for enhanced comfort and energy savings, but can even remind you when to change filters, clean ducts, or have your furnace serviced, to help you keep dust at bay and prevent maintenance-related HVAC issues and service calls.
- Savings & Comfort
Smart systems that monitor your energy consumption in real-time can save you money on your monthly utility bills. How much can you save with a smart thermostat? Studies on today’s top models have indicated savings ranging from 10-23% annually, offering a rapid return-on-investment.
How to Automate Your HVAC System
- Research Thermostat Options
Note the features you find most interesting for daily use and compatibility with your current system (heat pump furnace, etc.). Each thermostat has different pros and cons. If you’re unsure of your best option, talking with a professional HVAC technician can put you on the right path. At a slightly higher cost, most homeowners today prefer smart and learning thermostat models. The latest technology is easier to use and more fully featured.
- Properly Locate Your Thermostat
The location of your thermostat can affect performance. Avoid areas near heating/cooling vents, stove/ovens, bathrooms, and exteriors doors.
- Have it Installed by a Pro
Professional installation ensures proper function and prevents potential injury, home and system damage. HVAC and electrical are best left to professionals who can help you program and learn how to use your automated system properly.
- Use Your Thermostat
An automated thermostat is no good if you don’t use it. Program it for prime use of its features, and let it do the daily work for you! Many of today’s smart thermostat models learn from your behavior. They collect data on your preferred temperature to make adjustments.
- Watch for Maintenance Alerts
Be certain to change your air filter or address other issues your new thermostat flags that could ruin the performance and shorten the lifespan of your system if neglected.
Confused about smart thermostat features or how to install an automated thermostat into your existing smart home setup? The experienced technicians at Bolton Construction & Service of WNC, Inc. can help. Contact us today.