What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

Technology

Over the past several years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without lifting a finger. With all the advancements in technology, it is a no-brainer for smart technology to help us make our home comfort systems more efficient. If you’re in the market for a way to decrease your energy bills and have more control over your comfort at home, smart thermostats are the perfect place to start.

Smart thermostats operate much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to change temperatures to use less energy when you are away from your house. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for every day during the week, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday the same. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by installing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats give you even more control over your home’s comfort system. Using your smart phone and a compatible app, you can adjust your home’s temperature wirelessly, no matter where you are located. That means you can adjust it if anything unforeseen happens—whether you’re away from home longer than you thought or there is a change in the weather. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.

There are smart thermostats with even additional features. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it maintain the temperature in your home as close as possible to your requested setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your space within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it sense your location to instinctively adjust temperatures when you’re away? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode distinguishes your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re heading home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you arrive.
  • Should your device consider outdoor temperatures and humidity? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while altering the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it be compatible with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats connect with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without getting up.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that matches your home and lifestyle? The team at Lycoming Heating Company can help you find a solution. Call us at 570-244-2510 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and share the options for your home comfort system.

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