Smart Thermostats

Smart Thermostats Deliver Energy Savings with Added Convenience and Control

A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings in your home for optimal performance. With remote features, you can regulate the temperature and comfort settings for your home based on your schedule. This provides proven energy savings and environmental benefits, along with added insight and convenience. ENERGY STAR® rated smart thermostats have been independently certified, based on actual field data, to deliver energy savings.*

 

Features and Benefits of Switching to a Smart Thermostat

Households with a smart thermostat see significant savings on their heating and cooling costs*. For the average household, half of the energy costs are due to heating and cooling – more than $900 per year. Based on typical energy costs, a smart thermostat can provide savings of $131 to $145 per year. A smart thermostat also offers a range of modern features and advanced capabilities:

Comfort on the Go: Adjust your thermostat settings from your phone or tablet whether you are home, on the road or on vacation. Additionally, many smart thermostats are now compatible with smart home devices such as Amazon Echo and Google Home so you can control your settings with voice commands.

Home and Away Modes: Your thermostat uses your smartphone to understand your location. Miles from home? Then you likely don’t need your AC on. But just a block away, heading home? Your thermostat will make sure the temperature is just the way you like when you arrive.

Alerts and Reminders: Your smart thermostat can provide notifications on weather forecasts and humidity levels and send alerts on the condition of your HVAC system if anything is functioning sub-optimally.

Smart Algorithms and Learning: Some smart thermostats are capable of learning your family’s schedule and adapting. They automatically adjust temperature settings to keep you comfortable when you are home and switch to energy-saving settings when you are away by using a combination of occupancy sensors and algorithms.

 

Convenience

Did you know? Many smart thermostats have a geofencing feature, which enables them to communicate with your phone to determine your location and automatically adjust temperature settings when you are home or away.

 

Control

Did you know? Smart thermostats that are Wi-Fi enabled allow you to control your home’s heating and cooling remotely through your smartphone, tablet or computer. As devices and applications vary, you can choose the system that works best for your household’s individual needs. Additionally, ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats quickly enter a low-power standby mode when inactive.

 

Insight

Did you know? Smart thermostats provide usage and temperature data you can track and manage. They can be set to receive automatic software updates, ensuring that your smart thermostat uses the latest algorithms and energy-saving features available.

 

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*Source: energystar.gov