Improving your household’s energy efficiency is key to reducing your carbon footprint in Hampton, South Carolina. If you’re still using a manual thermostat to control your HVAC system, you’re missing out on an opportunity to optimize your comfort. Read on to learn how upgrading to a smart thermostat can help you save money and the environment.

Reduce the Amount of Energy You Use

It takes a lot of effort to maximize energy efficiency if you’re using a manual thermostat. You have to remember to turn the thermostat up and down multiple times per day, adjusting it according to whether you’re home, leaving or sleeping. A smart thermostat can perform the work for you. It’s as simple as setting the smart thermostat and forgetting it.

With a smart thermostat, you can program up to four schedules a day, seven days a week. The device will then automatically turn on and off or adjust the temperature up or down based on your daily activity. For example, it’ll raise the temperature in the summer when you leave for work. Before you return home, it’ll lower it to a comfortable level.

Some smart thermostats also allow you to access them remotely from anywhere in the world. So if you forget to turn off your HVAC system before leaving for vacation, you can access it via an app on your smartphone to do so. As a result, you’ll avoid heating or cooling an empty home and prevent spikes in your monthly energy bills.

Many smart thermostats help homeowners save energy and money by also:

  • Offering room-by-room control
  • Sending maintenance, filter and humidifier service reminders
  • Providing a one button Energy Savings Mode (ESM)

Receive Detailed Energy Usage Reports

In addition to displaying live weather data, including forecasts, weather alerts and radar images, a smart thermostat also provides you with detailed reports about your energy usage. You can then use this data to determine when and where you’re wasting the most energy and to create a plan to reduce your consumption even more.

Some smart thermostats can monitor your HVAC system in real time and alert you when there’s a problem. As a result, they can prevent inefficient operation and major breakdowns. For more information about how a smart thermostat can you help you save money and the environment, contact Coastal Air Technologies, Inc. at (803) 914-0900.

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