Reduce Energy Costs with a Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat in your Portland area home is a great way to save money on energy costs.
A Wi-Fi thermostat is more clever than a programmable thermostat, which can only modify settings based on the time of day. A smart thermostat picks up on your activities and knows when you leave the house which enables it to adjust heating or cooling as needed.
Apps give you the power to keep an eye on your home remotely and fine-tune temperature settings from almost anywhere. Plus, this smart home equipment shows your energy consumption live.
A smart thermostat can be used with almost any HVAC system. Some types are compatible with Amazon Alexa, allowing you to control the thermostat without getting up. Others include room sensors, which can reduce hot and cold spots.
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Get the ball rolling with a free home comfort assessment from a Comfort Solutions expert. We can recommend and put in the right solution for your home.
We’re so sure you’ll be pleased with your new thermostat, most come with a one year to five-year warranty, ask for details.
5 Signs You Need a Smart Thermostat
If your home doesn’t feel comfortable or you forget to modify temperature settings when you are away from home, it might be time for a smart thermostat.
Here are a few other signs a smart thermostat is right for your home:
- You’re regularly forgetting to adjust the thermostat.
- Your energy bills keep getting more expensive
- Your agenda is crazy busy—and constantly changes
- You’re having trouble controlling your home’s temperature
- You want to minimize energy footprint and spending
How Smart Thermostats Save Energy
Minor temperature changes can add up to large savings over the duration of a year—between 12 to 23 percent, according to two top manufacturers. Your actual savings can depend on your location, the size of rooms in your house, and your temperature and humidity needs.
A smart thermostat takes the guesswork out of managing your home’s temperature. It’s a great choice if you have a programmable thermostat that’s set correctly or inadvertently leave your HVAC system running all day.
It saves energy by keeping the temperature as low as practical for as much time as possible. This helps you avoid wasting money on heating and cooling when you’re away. Then, it warms up or cools down your house based on when you get back.
Monitor Your Home While You’re Away
Since smart thermostats are Wi-Fi-enabled, you can manage them with a smartphone, tablet or laptop while you’re away. You can also monitor your system’s performance and get alerts if your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump isn’t working correctly.
Unsure when you last changed your air filter? Or when you need to schedule regular tune-ups? Your thermostat can remind you when it’s time.