You’ve no doubt heard about Smart thermostats and may have wondered if they can really improve the energy efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling systems. As your HVAC system consumes over half of the energy used in your home, having a smart thermostat can in fact help save money on your energy bills. Here’s a few ways how.
While programmable thermostats are definitely an improvement over old-school thermostats, they can still have the drawback of being difficult to program. People often don’t set them up optimally or even schedule a program at all. Smart thermostats have easy-to-use interfaces that make using them a breeze. Many of them can automatically determine the best temperature settings according to your comfort level in your home to reduce energy use.
Track Energy Usage
Smart thermostats can track energy usage. With the knowledge of how you’re consuming energy, you can make adjustments to increase the energy efficiency of your home’s HVAC system. This feature can also help you plan for future energy bills.
GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating in Gonzales, TX, sells and installs smart thermostats. Our smart thermostats include models from Nest and Ecobee.
When you have a smart thermostat, you can control your home’s heating and cooling system from anywhere in the world. You’ll be able to link your smart thermostat with a user-friendly mobile app to do things like check to see if your system is running when nobody is home. In the summer, you can lower the temperature before you arrive home so that the indoor environment is cool and comfortable by the time you step through the door.
Some smart thermostats feature zone control to independently heat and cool different areas of your home. You’ll need to install a smart thermostat and a damper in the ductwork of each zone to enable this feature. This will save energy as you can focus on heating or cooling just the areas that you are in.
At GVEC Air Conditioning & Heating we repair, replace, and tune-up AC/heating systems. We also provide indoor air quality and ductwork services. Find out more by giving us a call today.