Do you have a smart thermostat controlling the HVAC system in your St. Mary’s, Georgia, home? If so, you may wonder how to make the most of it. These smart units are designed to maximize convenience, comfort and energy savings. Follow these simple tips to maximize your smart thermostat and take advantage of the benefits:
Set Your Daily or Weekly Schedule
Start by setting a schedule for your smart thermostat. Doing so gives it something to work with when it’s monitoring your normal habits and usage. Allow the temperature to rise or drop, depending on the season, when you’re typically away from home or headed to bed.
By taking these steps, you can save on your energy bills and allow your smart unit to start tracking your schedule. As a result, it can make adjustments to maintain comfort while lessening how much energy the system uses.
Watch the Reporting and Reminders
Many smart thermostats include features that can remind you to:
- Change your HVAC system’s air filter
- Schedule routine preventive HVAC maintenance
- Take care of other tasks that maintain efficiency
You can also receive reports that detail how much energy your system used during the previous month to look for ways to save. Some units will even make small changes to your settings automatically. As a result, they can help you reduce energy waste and trim utility bills.
Keep an Eye On Your Smartphone App
Smart thermostats connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network. As a result, they allow you to access the unit from your smartphone or another compatible device. If you’re away from home and need to adjust the temperature, you can easily do so from the app.
You can even change the settings to vacation mode if you’re traveling, check usage and manage indoor comfort from anywhere. If you’re not currently using the features within your smart unit’s app, start taking advantage of this appealing feature of a connected thermostat.
Do you want more information about adding a smart thermostat to your HVAC system? Contact Ed’s Comfort Solutions by calling (866) 429-0417.
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