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Make Your Home More Efficient With A Smart Thermostat

Make Your Home More Efficient With A Smart Thermostat

August 18, 2019

This well-known piece of equipment used a coil spring and a small vial of mercury to control the operation of a home’s HVAC system. These highly reliable units are still in wide spread use, but today we have new technology on the market that can power your HVAC equipment much more efficiently. Welcome to the age of the Smart Thermostat! 

What Is A Smart Thermostat? 

A smart thermostat utilizes the best of digital technology instead of a coil spring and mercury to power a home’s HVAC equipment. Todays’ digital sensors are much better at monitoring a house’s climate as compared to older devices. In addition, smart thermostats have the ability to actually learn the daily life habits and schedules of homeowners and change temperature settings to suit their needs. One of the most amazing aspects of these units is that they can be controlled from anywhere in the world via an app on a smartphone.  

The Benefits Of A Smart Thermostat 

There are many advantages to installing a smart thermostat in your home. Here are just a few of the ways that this great new technology can add quality to your life.   

Getting To Know You – Smart thermostats have the ability to gather information about your temperature needs and make adjustments accordingly. They can also monitor your daily schedule and control the HVAC system with great efficiency, while still accommodating your needs. 

Remote Control Climate - One of the most popular features about smart thermostats is that they can be controlled from an app on a smartphone, anywhere in the world. This technology allows homeowners to double check that the heat is running during a January cold snap or that the A/C clicked on during your long drive home on a July afternoon.  These units have provided many homeowners with the peace of mind to know that their heating and cooling system is working as it should when they are not home. Should a problem occur, the smart thermostat can even send you an email alert.

Evaluate Your Energy Consumption – Smart thermostats are very good at helping homeowners keep track of and manage their energy usage throughout the year. These devices can provide easy to read, detailed reporting on how efficiently your HVAC system is operating. Information about the energy use of other homeowners is also available, which can be very helpful for comparison purposes. Having this kind of data is a good way to find out how your climate lifestyle preferences match up against others. 

Can A Smart Thermostat Save You Money?

There is no doubt that a smart thermostat can save you a considerable amount of money on your home’s energy usage all year long. The remote control feature reduces wasted gas or electricity no matter the season. In addition, since these devices can actually learn your daily climate habits, they can still meet your needs and save money at the same time. 

What Is The Best Temperature To Set Your Smart Thermostat In The Summer? 

78 degrees is the ideal temperature for your home during the summer, according to the U.S. Department of Energy. Each homeowner is free to keep their house cooler during the steamy months of summer, but should expect higher bills each month as a result. A great way to offset your preference for cooler temperatures in the home is to keep the house warmer during the day when nobody is there. Then, using the remote app on your phone, kick the air down in time for people to arrive home in the evening.  

Contact Us Today

The dedicated professionals at PSEG Long Island can help you determine if a smart thermostat would make sense for your home. There are several models from which to choose and we are happy to go through the options with you. Give us a call today to learn more about the benefits that are waiting for you with a smart thermostat. 



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