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How a Smart Thermostat Installation Can Benefit You

Investing in a smart thermostat is great for your air conditioner and your comfort. If you’re wondering how a smart thermostat is different from a standard thermostat, you can keep reading to learn more. Then, you can give our team a call for smart thermostat installation in Paradise, TX.

We’re HVAC experts in the area and can help you pick the perfect smart thermostat for your unique home and needs. It’s a fairly simple and inexpensive upgrade that can make a huge difference and potentially save you hundreds of dollars per year on your energy costs.

Optimize Comfort

One benefit of a smart thermostat is that you can optimize your comfort. A smart thermostat learns your heating and cooling habits and can help to automate the process, taking any guesswork out of setting the temperature. Since smart thermostats allow you to select a temperature digitally, there is no guesswork as there would be in using a dial and trying to pinpoint a precise temperature. 

Save on Energy Costs

And optimizing your comfort also means that you are optimizing your energy use. A smart thermostat can make recommendations based on your energy use to help you save money on energy costs. For example, if everyone in your home is away during the day at school and work, you may want to increase the temperature by a few degrees so you aren’t cooling an empty home. 

You can pre-program settings in your thermostat to increase the temperature while you’re away and automatically lower it again 30 minutes or so before you plan to arrive back home. This way, your home is nice and cool when you arrive, but you are saving money during the day while you are away.

Experts estimate that each degree you set your thermostat higher in the summer can save you between 1% and 3% on your energy bills. Setting your thermostat 10°F higher while you’re away during the day can add up quickly. Couple that with increasing the temperature a few degrees while you are at home and the savings will add up quickly.

Monitor from Anywhere

Since smart thermostats connect to Wi-Fi, you can also download an app and monitor your thermostat settings from anywhere. This is especially beneficial if your plans change from what you usually do. For example, maybe you plan to be away from home for longer than usual, and would like to keep the temperature higher to decrease your energy costs while you are away. 

Or, maybe you plan to be home sooner and would like for your home to be called when you arrive instead of adjusting the settings manually when you do get home. You can even monitor your energy usage over time and learn ways to make little tweaks here and there that save you even more on energy use. You might be surprised to find out how much of a difference a few degrees can make. 

Contact Don’s AC Service, Inc today to schedule an appointment for your HVAC and indoor air quality needs, including smart thermostat installation!

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