As said by author Arthur C. Clarke, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is equivalent to magic.” And no where is this more true than in the home, where smart home technology is allowing homeowners to better control costs and reduce stress like no other time in history.
Many homeowners today are making upgrades in an effort to make their houses “smart.” A smart home utilizes advanced technology that’s meant to make life more convenient, secure and comfortable through remote accessibility (i.e. you can command the lights to turn on inside before you get home). Smart technology is typically energy efficient, as well, by giving homeowners more subtle control of a home’s environment.
One of the best examples of this can be seen in programmable thermostats which give greater control of a home’s temperature to every member of the household, no matter if you’re inside or outside the home.
If your home still has the standard thermostat that was installed when it was built, then you’re probably missing out on a fair amount of energy savings every month. Learn more about programmable thermostat installation in the Cincinnati area, and why it should be high on your home improvement priority list.
What is a Programmable Thermostat?
Traditional thermostats are basic temperature controlling devices; to adjust the climate inside your home with one, you must manually change the settings. If energy conservation is a goal of yours, then it’s easy to see how waste can occur with such rudimentary models.
A programmable thermostat eliminates the need to remember to change the temperature throughout the day, since they can be scheduled to turn on and off at the times you want them to. Smart thermostats are the most advanced type. For example, they can automatically adjust the settings according to your family’s lifestyle habits, and they can be controlled away from home using a computer or a smartphone.
Programmable Thermostat Benefits
The following are just a few of the perks that come with programmable thermostats:
- Your monthly utility bills can drop significantly by preventing energy waste.
- Smart programmable thermostats continuously monitor your local weather and will adjust the temperature automatically as needed.
- If there’s a sudden change in your schedule, a smart thermostat allows you to remotely change the temperature inside a home from a computer or smartphone.
- Many programmable thermostats feature a touch-screen, user-friendly interface.
- Smart thermostats allow you to see your energy use in real time, and you can also look up your past usage history.
For more information on programmable thermostat installation in the Greater Cincinnati area, please feel free to contact us anytime at Apollo Home Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.
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