A Homeowner’s Guide to Smart Thermostats in Charlotte

For those that aren’t too tech-savvy, the newest technology in thermostats; mainly smart thermostats, may seem a little overwhelming. Maybe you’re afraid they’re too technical for you. Maybe you just want to stick with what you’re used to – that small, white box hanging on your wall. If any of these scenarios sound like you, it may be time to check out the world of Smart Thermostats.

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What Is A Smart Thermostat?

Typically, what defines a smart thermostat as smart is its ability to control the temperature in your home remotely through a smartphone, tablet, remote control, or by voice. Most smart thermostats don’t stop there. Depending on your preference of features and functions and, of course, budget, you can go where no thermostat has gone before.

So, How Smart Is Smart?

More advanced smart thermostats actually “learn” from your behaviors. Over time, they recognize and remember your regular heating and cooling habits. They will determine the most appropriate temperature based on the time of year, the time of day, the number of occupants, and previous patterns of use. They can determine temperature for the whole house or per room (each room would need to have a separate sensor).
Advanced smart thermostats can also connect with other devices used in your home. By recognizing and connecting to these devices, the thermostat will know when people are in the home and when people leave the home.

Do Smart Thermostats Save Energy and Money for My Charlotte Home?

In short, yes. How much energy and money you save will depend on your lifestyle, the condition of your HVAC system, and the age and condition of your home but, you can usually expect most smart thermostats to pay for themselves within the first few years. As mentioned above, because smart thermostats can learn your behaviors and because they can be controlled remotely, like while on vacation, they help you heat and cool your home more efficiently.

Sold On Smart Thermostats?

You have the smart phone and the smart TV. Why not the smart thermostat? It could be the next step in making your home more energy efficient. Contact your certified and highly trained HVAC technician at Andersen to see if a smart thermostat is right for you.

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