I didn’t realize what a convenience a smart thermostat provides until I finally made the investment.
- I had assumed that switching from an old-fashioned manual thermostat to a model with today’s smart technology wouldn’t make much of a difference.
It is such a relief not to worry about raising or lowering the temperature setting before leaving in the morning. I used to frequently forget and then pay a much higher utility bill for the sake of heating or cooling an empty house. On the days when I remembered, my family would return to a super chilly or overheated house. Now, the thermostat knows our schedule and automatically adjusts. It conserves energy while we’re out of the house for school, work or our various activities yet always welcomes us back to ideal comfort. For the first week after installation, the thermostat learned our preferences and schedule and then created a customized program. If our schedule should change, I have easy access to the setting through an app on my smartphone. I also have wireless access to all of the extra and helpful features, such as energy tracking and energy saving tips. The thermostat sends a reminder when it’s time for me to schedule annual maintenance for the air conditioner or furnace. I get an alert when I need to change air filters or if there is a power outage. I can also check the indoor or outdoor temperature, humidity levels and even the weather forecast. Plus the touchscreen display is far more aesthetically pleasing than the old plastic dial. I had worried that the new thermostat would be difficult to navigate, but it’s incredibly simple and user-friendly.