Do you remember that vacation you went on with your family last winter? The temperatures in Colorado were so cold, and the idea that you’d be escaping to a tropical climate for a few days was delightful.
You packed your bags, you left for the airport, but as your Uber driver was pulling up to the passenger drop off curb, you started to get this nagging feeling in your gut.
You were pretty sure you remembered to turn the heater off, but you weren’t entirely sure. That’s pretty much the time you started kicking yourself for bringing the hide-a-key back indoors.
Your neighbors didn’t have a spare key and your in-laws were out of town, so you did your best to put a situation which you had no control over, out of your mind.
When you got home, you realized that yes, you had forgotten to turn the heater off—and the HVAC had been working hard to keep the inside temperature at a balmy 76 degrees for the past seven days.
Paying the following month’s electricity bill was painful, to say the least.
A smart thermostat can help with that
One of the first and most obvious benefits of installing a smart thermostat in your home is that you’ll be able to modify your thermostat settings from your smartphone.
If you’re worried you left the heat on, you can check that in real time. You can also turn the heating or cooling settings up, or down, with the press of a button.
It’s also worth mentioning that if you and your family are traveling for a few days, and you’ve realized you’ll be arriving home to a snowstorm, you can turn your heater on, remotely, before you get back into town.
This way, your house will be nice and toasty by the time you get there.
Some utility companies offer rebates
A growing number of utility companies are offering rebates to customers who install smart thermostats. If you’re curious as to whether this type of rebate is available in your area, you may want to google “Your utility provider” + “smart thermostat rebate” to learn more.
If you can’t find anything on the Internet, it may still be worth placing a call to their customer service department.
At Loveland HVAC our company has years of experience in helping our clients install smart thermostats in their Loveland, Colorado homes.
If you have questions about whether a smart thermostat is right for you, or you’re wanting to move forward with a purchase, but you have questions about the pros and cons of different makes and models, we can help.
For more information on how a smart thermostat can help save you money, or if you’d like to schedule a time for one of our technicians to come to your home to provide you with an honest install estimate.