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What a Smart Thermostat Can Do for Your Home

In recent years, smart technology has helped us do everything from track our personal workouts to vacuum our living rooms without much effort on our end. With all these possibilities, it is only fitting 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 a great place to start.

Smart thermostats work much like a programmable thermostat. Standard programmable models allow you to alter temperatures to use less energy when you aren’t at home. Most of these thermostats let you set schedules for individual days, divide it between weekday and weekend programming or make everyday a constant temperature. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save up to 10 percent on your annual heating and cooling bill by utilizing a programmable thermostat.

Smart thermostats provide you even more control when it comes to your HVAC 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 unexpected happens—whether you’re gone longer than you thought or the weather suddenly changes. That control, plus the energy usage reports your smart model provides, can help you increase your home’s energy efficiency.

Some smart thermostats models have even more benefits. Depending on what you want your thermostat to be able to do, there are some different options:

  • Should it keep the temperature in your home as close as possible to your desired setting? iComfort® systems maintain the temperature in your house within a half degree of what you set the thermostat to.
  • Should it detect your location to instinctively adjust temperatures if you aren’t home? iComfort’s Smart Away™ mode knows your location using your phone and adjusts the temperature when you leave. When you’re on your way home, the system changes again to make sure you’re comfortable when you get home.
  • Should your device take the weather conditions into consideration? The iComfort Feels Like™ feature takes weather conditions like temperature and humidity into account while managing the comfort level in your home. That way, 72 degrees always feels like 72 degrees—regardless of what it’s like outside.
  • Should it operate with your other smart devices? Some smart thermostats work with Amazon Alexa and Apple Homekit. With voice commands, you can adjust your settings without moving from your spot.

Ready to find a smart thermostat model that meets your needs? The pros at Mustang Mechanical can help you get started. Call us at 972-445-9504 to an appointment with us. We can answer any questions you have and walk you through the options for your home comfort system.

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