Will a Smart Thermostat Save me Money?
The last few years while servicing many clients, we can’t help to notice the explosion of smart thermostats. A quick search online brings you lots of reports showing all the savings. You’ll also notice a abundance of products. Many of the same features are shared, but with enough differences to make choosing on difficult. Here in Southwest Florida and in particular here in Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte and Ft. Myers any way we can save on our air conditioning costs, is welcomed news. So let’s share some info about smart thermostats to help you make a good decision and actually save some money each month.
What Can They Actually Control?
First they adjust the temperature of your house. Instead of setting the temperature and leaving the room, they allow you change the settings throughout the day and week. First when you leave your home for work, they can allow your home to get a little warmer. Then, cool the house down before you return. Some allow you to set times each day, and other different settings throughout the month. You will notice other thermostats allow you to connect your smart phone. This is so you can make changes when you are away from your home. Many have reminders for air filter changes so you know when you need to replace the filter to keep your system running efficiently.
How to Choose a Smart Thermostat?
Consider first your needs and how many changes you anticipate each day throughout the week. Standard models include a 5+2 or 5+1+1 model. In both cases during the week you can choose times and settings throughout the day Monday-Friday. The 5+2 models have one setting for the weekends while the 5+1+1 allows you to control all 7 days differently. You also need to decide if a wi-fi connection is something you would use. If not, why pay extra to have this feature. Depending on the size of your home, some thermostats also allow you to control different zones in your house. With all these features and options you may find it difficult to decide. Once you have purchased and properly set up your smart thermostat, US Department of Energy says you could save as much at as 10% on your annual cooling costs. That savings can add up very quickly!
Can You Install & Set Up My Smart Thermostat in Charlotte County?
No worries! Give us a call and we can help you choose one that is right for you, install it and program it for you. You just need to sit back and enjoy the savings! Temperature Patrol is one of the most trusted HVAC repair specialists in Southwest Florida. Our business is focused on keeping your home air conditioning running efficiently season after season. With regular service and inspection we aim to reduce costly repairs due to negligence in care. We would love to hear from you. Remember we are the home of the Free AC Service Call.