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6 Reasons to Install a Smart Thermostat

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Jun 4, 2020
Smart home gadgets such as smart speakers and lighting systems are on the rise, and one smart home device can help you save both money and the planet: smart thermostats. Here are 6 of the top reasons you should install a smart thermostat in your home:
1. Adjust the temperature anytime, anywhere. 
One of the main advantages over a standard programmable thermostat, the smart thermostat’s remote control capability allows you to adjust the heat or air conditioning from your mobile phone, tablet, or even smart speaker—even from outside your home. As long as you have a WiFi connection, you can adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere, right on your mobile device. So if you’re coming home earlier or later than usual, or there’s a sudden change in the weather while you’re away, you can rest assured that your home is the perfect temperature—and isn’t wasting energy.
2. Let your thermostat do the work for you. 
Some smart thermostats can learn your heating and cooling preferences as well as your daily routine and automatically adjust accordingly. Some have room sensors that can measure the temperature in a specific room or area of the home and heat or cool it based on its current temperature, reducing hot or cold spots. Thermostats with geofencing can also recognize when people enter or leave the home and turn the system on or off accordingly.
3. Stay on top of things. 
Many smart thermostats can detect and alert you when there’s a problem with your HVAC system, as well as remind you when it’s time to perform maintenance such as changing the air filter. Smart thermostats also give you plenty of information to take control of your energy use. On your mobile device, you can see how much energy you’re using and adjust the settings to see the results immediately. Many devices keep track of your energy usage over time, providing reports that allow you to see your usage patterns and make adjustments.
4. Look stylish. 
Many smart thermostats have modern, sophisticated designs to help blend in with your home’s decor—a stylish replacement for those clunky traditional thermostats. Check out different smart thermostat styles and models on our Pinterest!
5. Save money on your energy bill. 
One of the biggest benefits of installing a smart thermostat is the energy savings. The average household spends more than $2,000 a year on energy bills, nearly half of which goes to heating and cooling. By heating and cooling your home more efficiently with a smart thermostat, you can save significant amounts of energy—which can mean savings as high as $145 a year.
6. Save the planet! 
Improving the energy efficiency of your home’s heating and cooling system not only saves you money—it also helps protect the environment by reducing harmful fossil fuel emissions. You can help reduce air pollution, improve air quality, and protect our planet against climate change!
Before you install a smart thermostat, make sure your home’s HVAC system is compatible. And once you start saving energy, make sure the energy you do use comes from clean, green sources. Sign up for 100% clean, renewable energy today!

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