Investing in an environmentally friendly heating system is a smart move for yourself and the environment. You use less energy, reducing your impact on the environment. In turn, you save on your monthly utility bills, all without sacrificing comfort.
However, an energy-efficient furnace or heat pump is only half of the story. You can save even more when heating or cooling your home if you also have a smart thermostat. They’re better than programmable thermostats, because they’re “smart” and can adjust to your habits. Here’s how.
How Smart Thermostats Complement Environmentally Friendly Heating Systems
Smart thermostats like the Ecobee4 save homeowners, on average, twenty three percent off their heating and cooling costs. That’s also plenty of saved energy to reduce your impact on the environment.
Smart thermostats achieve these savings by turning off your furnace and air conditioner when you’re not home. When you’re on your way home, the smart thermostat turns your heating or cooling system back on, so that your home will be your ideal temperature when you step inside.
If you’re gone for eight or nine hours a day, you’re saving a significant amount of money by having your HVAC system turned off for that period of time. You also don’t have to worry about coming home early to a cold/hot home, as smart thermostats can sense your return and will turn your system back on.
This isn’t the only way smart thermostats complement your environmentally friendly heating system. They also signal when your system isn’t working properly, so you can get it fixed before it costs you a fortune on your utility bills.
Plus, they can control temperature separately in different rooms, so you don’t waste money keeping a room you don’t use warm or cool.
Outside of energy savings, smart thermostats may also offer:
- Voice activated home controls from Alexa, Google, or other systems
- Room sensors
- Occupancy detection
- App-based or voice temperature control
- Vacation mode to save more money
- Alerts and reminders
- Energy saving tips.
Ready to Try a Smart Thermostat?
Contact us at ABW Halton Climate Care to have your very own environmentally friendly heating system and smart thermostat installed.