Insulation technologies for the home have improved greatly through the years. But windows will always transmit air from the outside, gaps in doors will form, and some types of insulation are prone to losing their R-value over the course of time. What this all means for you is that as time goes by, your home will leak air and cost more to heat and cool.
As a result, your HVAC system will work considerably harder to keep your home comfortable and you’ll pay more in energy costs over time. You can take immediate action to deal with this in the form of sealing gaps, zone heating/cooling, and turning the temperature down a couple of degrees. Or you can take long term action and install a smart thermostat to fine-tune your energy usage. Smart house technology is the way forward in energy use.
A smart thermostat lets you keep a very close eye on your home’s temperatures, whether you are at home or not. You can set it to instantly alert you when the temperature reaches a certain point and turns on the appropriate HVAC system to reach your pre-set preferred temp. Or, you can program the thermostat to get your home’s temperature to your preferred comfort level shortly before you arrive home. No longer do you have to arrive home to a hot or cold home because you set the thermostat to a lower temperature while you were at work.
Check out the fantastic infographic below to learn how a smart thermostat can help you save on energy costs and keep your home as comfortable as it’s ever been. You’ll find that the cost of installing a smart thermostat is well worth it, as it quickly pays itself back in energy savings, making installing smart house technology a must do.