In our last blog post, we talked about how trying to save some money by attempting a DIY HVAC repair is a terrible idea.
For this post, we’ll focus on how installing a smart thermostat to help save money is a great idea.
If you’re not all that familiar with this type of technology, or you have questions that you haven’t quite found answers to on the web, we can help.
At Loveland HVAC Repair we have been serving homeowners in Loveland and its surrounding areas for more than three decades. Our attention to detail and commitment to customer satisfaction are among the reason we’re the most word-of-mouth referred.
Below are just a few reasons you should consider installing a smart thermostat in your home.
The savings are real
- Most experts agree that the average, annual savings on heating and cooling costs, for homes that install a smart thermostat, will span between $130 and $145.
Have you ever left for vacation and you spent half the trip wondering if you turned the AC off? Or, have you returned from a vacation only to find out your AC was blasting full force the entire time you were gone?
When you buy a smart thermostat, you can put down the TUMS.
Why? Because if you’re concerned that you or a family member forgot to turn off the central air, you can check that from your phone. If someone left it on, you can turn it off, from a smart phone app, while you’re waiting to catch your flight.
What’s more, if you’re on your way home and you’ve noticed that it’s uncomfortably hot outside, you can turn your AC on from that same app, which can help your home be at an ideal temperature by the time you arrive.
Most experts agree that the average, annual savings on heating and cooling costs, for homes that install a smart thermostat, will span between $130 and $145.
When you contact Loveland HVAC Repair, we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have about how smart thermostat phone apps work, and we’ll be equally happy to help you find a model with an app that’s user-friendly.
They’ll help you understand when it’s time for maintenance
Remember, they’re called “smart thermostats” for a reason. In addition to being able to pair with your phone, a smart thermostat will provide you with data on your home’s energy consumption.
If your heating or cooling bill goes up substantially from one month to the next, without reason, or you’ve noticed that your energy usage has climbed without good cause, this is a sign you’ll want to call an experienced HVAC technician to give your system a once-over.