February 2, 2024
Making the Jump to Smart Thermostats
Denver is in the thick of winter, meaning families are staying indoors to avoid cold temperatures. Unfortunately, not all households have the most efficient heating system in place. Smart thermostats have emerged as an energy-saving option to keep homes at comfortable temperatures while saving 8% on utility bills.
Alongside the growing accessibility of renewable energy, such as solar and wind, more and more Colorado residents have been practicing energy efficiency. In the U.S., 16% of homes have switched to smart thermostats which could save more than 9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually if widely used, according to Energy5.
How Smart Thermostats Work
Smart thermostats use advance technology to “learn” how to regulate your home’s temperature through your heating and cooling habits. In the first week or two, you will manually adjust the temperature. From there, the thermostat will learn to recognize which times to turn down the heat or AC, such as when you are sleeping or at work. It knows whether you are home by using motion sensors or by using your phone’s location.
Conveniently, you can adjust the temperature from your phone. So, if you were away on vacation or there was a sudden temperature drop, you can warm up your house just before arrival. You can also make voice commands to adjust your temperature, which can help people with disabilities.
In addition, many smart thermostats have different zones where you can control the temperature throughout your home. For example, you can have your living room warmer than your bedroom was the previous night or during the day in a home office space. These kinds of adjustments can make a difference in your utility bills and have environmental benefits as well.
Smart Thermostat Installation for Your Home
With temperatures fluctuating 40 degrees in a day, Colorado homeowners are advised to make the switch to a smart thermostat to maximize comfort and increase energy savings. Applewood Plumbing Heating & Electric recommends a certified technician review your heating system and install your smart thermostat. To find a smart thermostat that’s right for your home, contact Applewood today.