If you already have a programmable thermostat, you may think that you are already enjoying an energy-efficient lifestyle. However, studies have shown that such controls are improperly programmed or disabled to such a degree that they often waste energy compared to simple, manual thermostats.
The solution? Today’s wi-fi connected “smart” thermostats take home automation and energy-efficiency to a new level. For the vast majority of Orange County residents, the use of smart thermostats will put money in their pocket in the form of reduced energy bills. As electricity rates rise over time, such savings will increase, and carbon emissions will be reduced.
In fact, there are a variety of ways to keep your AC bill low in the CA summer heat using smart thermostats:
Energy savings at your fingertips - A smart thermostat will come with a smartphone app that allows remote adjustments. That’s right - if you have a smartphone, it’s like you’re standing right in front of the thermostat when you need to make an adjustment.
Timed settings - Most smart thermostats will allow you to pre-program about six daily timed temperature settings. It is also possible to distinguish between weekday and weekend needs. Such capabilities are similar to those of regular programmable thermostats, but the fact the settings can be controlled and altered via smartphone means they get used.
Weather monitoring - Some smart thermostats can use the wi-fi connection to monitor local weather forecasts, adjusting for heat waves, sudden storms and humidity changes.
Sudden schedule changes - Thanks to remote smartphone control, you can account for even unexpected changes in schedules. Give your HVAC system a break from providing family comfort by adjusting settings when an impromptu night out occurs or there’s a basketball game to attend.
Seasonal changes - Fine tune your heating and cooling by anticipating seasonal weather changes. Easily decrease your air conditioning usage during the cooler months.
Maintenance reminders - Smart thermostats can provide air filter replacement reminders, along with other preventative maintenance requirements.
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