Why Smart Thermostats Can Save Money Over Time
When contemplating ways to improve your home, many times the thermostat might get overlooked. With summer fast approaching, a Wi-Fi thermostat just might be one of the best upgrades to add to your home. You may find yourself asking, however, what are the benefits of using a Wi-Fi integrated thermostat?
Using a Wi-Fi thermostat like a Nest Learning Thermostat or the Honeywell Lyric T-5 can really have an impact on your energy savings. Using geofencing technology to keep track of your smart phone’s location, it knows when you’re on your way home and makes sure your home is exactly how you like it when you arrive. Other features include 7-day scheduling and custom fan settings to get the most out of your thermostat.
Independent studies showed that the Nest saved people an average of 10% to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling. Based on typical energy costs, we’ve estimated average savings of $131 to $145 a year. As you can see, in a matter of two years your Nest or other Wi-Fi learning thermostat like Honeywell will pay itself off in a matter of two years, actually putting money in your pocket further down the line!
With a Wi-Fi connected thermostat, you’ll be able to conveniently change the settings of your home’s climate with the touch of a button via any digital device with Wi-Fi, whether it’s a computer or mobile phone.
If you’re interested in this latest technology for your home, feel free to contact us and a Howe technician will be able to tell you if your home’s current heating and cooling system is compatible with a Wi-Fi programmable thermostat today!