Do You Need a Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat is a simple way to control the temperature in your office or living areas.  For that reason alone, many people will change their older thermostat for a new smart thermostat.  But how much money can a smart thermostat save you and just how does a thermostat save you money?  As an HVAC professional, I have to say that the answers to those questions are not that simple.  There are some factors that must be explored to determine the savings from a smart thermostat. For example, the age of your boiler and just how efficient that furnace is.  Another factor to determining your energy savings is the age of that furnace. Is it time for a furnace tune-up? As well as the thermal properties in your home, and long cold winters always cost more. That said, a smart thermostat will save you money by intelligently heating your home.  Unlike a traditional thermostat, a smart thermostat will learn your heating and cooling habits within a few weeks.  Nearly one third of our heating costs comes from the energy associated with the use of the heating and cooling. Learning how to effectively use your thermostat can help lower those energy bills.  There are steps such as sealing air leaks and changing furnace filters. Two simple tasks that will also help that thermostat to save you some money this winter. An important factor to determine if you should even change the thermostat is whether you leave the house much.  If not, manually changing the thermostat may just be sufficient for those homebodies.

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