There are a lot of ways to save energy, such as turning off the lights when you leave a room, installing energy-efficient appliances, and so much more. But when it comes to getting the most impact for your efforts, adjusting your thermostat is the way to go! According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), homeowners can save up to 10% per year just by lowering the temperature by 7°–10°F. Homeowners with Nest Learning thermostats can save as much as 12% on heating and 15% on their cooling bills, which is an average savings of $145/year!
Smart thermostats—such as a Nest thermostat from Smart Squad Security—make it easy to control your home’s temperature throughout the day. Read on to learn more about the benefits of smart thermostats!
Think Smarter, Not Just Programmable
You might be surprised to know that programmable thermostats are not a new invention—Mark Honeywell invented the first one back in 1906! However, smart home technology did not reach mainstream use until the early 2000s when devices became more readily available for today’s homeowners. Now, you can monitor and control your entire property from your smartphone—including your doorbell, lights, blinds, and of course, your thermostat.
Basic digital programmable thermostats are overly complicated and only allow for 2–3 changes per day. Smart thermostats, on the other hand, will learn your daily routine over time, automatically making changes based on what you and your family are actually doing.
How a Smart Thermostat Works
After just one week of regular use, the Nest Learning Thermostat (and the Nest Thermostat E) will program itself based on your individual temperature preferences. Using your phone’s location data, it can tell when you’ve left for work and when you’re on the way home. The Nest Sense feature will also monitor how long it takes to heat or cool your home, ensuring that your HVAC system is working as efficiently as possible.
Need to make an impromptu change? Not a problem! Your Nest thermostat is controllable from your smartphone, so you can adjust your home’s temperature no matter where you are.
Gain Valuable Insights About Your Home’s Energy Use
Curious to see if you’re actually saving energy? The Nest thermostat will track your home’s temperature over time, and give you an up-to-date Energy History showing how much energy you’ve saved on a daily or monthly basis. A Leaf on the Nest’s display will show you when your family is saving energy based on your specific history.
Ready to start saving? Smart Squad Security is here to help! We proudly provide residential alarm and smart home solutions to homeowners in Kansas City, MO. Our quick, efficient work and competitive pricing set us apart, but our dedication to our customers is where we truly shine. Visit our website to learn more about our services, or call 913-529-0029 today to get started!