3 Ways You Benefit When You Use a Smart Thermostat

February 26, 2017
Hand Adjusting Thermostat

From smartphones to flat-screen televisions, particularly over the last decade, we have seen many advances in technology aimed at increasing comfort and flexibility. The thermostat that controls the temperature in your Longview, Texas, home is no exception. Keeping up with times is just one reason to consider replacing an outdated thermostat with a new model. Here are three more advantages that today’s smart thermostats offer.

Energy Savings

In East Texas, air conditioning and heating account for around 40 percent of the energy used in the average home. Smart thermostats let you improve your home’s energy efficiency and save money since you can adjust temperatures according to your personal schedule. For example, you can program the device to alter settings while you’re away and still return to an ideal environment. You’ll enjoy lower monthly utility bills without sacrificing comfort.

Convenience

Features like touchpad screens and user-friendly menus make programming thermostats quick and easy. The latest generation of smart thermostats, however, offers even more convenience. With features like customized tips for energy savings, these smarter-than-ever thermostats save you more money too:

  • Wi-Fi connectivity lets you monitor and access settings from the convenience of your smartphone or computer.
  • Online reports let you track your energy usage, so you can adjust programming to maximize energy savings.
  • Advanced models use algorithms to learn your preferences and program settings based on your usage practices.

It’s good to know that even the smartest thermostat lets you override settings whenever you like. Your optimal temperature is always conveniently at your fingertips.

Add Value to Your Home

Improvements that increase savings and make your home a more comfortable place to inhabit are always worthwhile. High-tech devices like smart thermostats can boost your home value too. Buyers are willing to pay up to five percent more for homes equipped with the right technologies. Meanwhile, for as long as you live in your home, you’ll enjoy lower energy bills every month of the year.

JD’s A/C offers a broad array of products and services designed to enhance your home’s energy efficiency. To learn more, explore our residential services or call (903) 759-7483.

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