Our homes are becoming smarter all the time. From smart speakers to connected doorbells, technology is changing the way we live at home. One of the most cost-effective connected technologies you can add to your home is a smart thermostat. They can help you manage your home environment more efficiently and can help you make big savings on your energy bills.
The humble thermostat has come a long way from the complicated devices that were installed when they first became mainstream. Smart thermostats allow people to easily control the temperature. In a home where a smart thermostat has been installed, users can control the temperature using the thermostat itself, using an app on their phone and even by asking their smart speaker. Smart thermostats also allow people to keep a closer eye on their energy consumption, which in turn can help to minimize monthly bill payments. Just lowering your thermostat by a couple of degrees can save you big bucks. Smart thermostats let you lower the temperature when no one is in and turn it up again before you head home, meaning you don’t waste money on heating your home all day.
It’s currently estimated that fewer than 40% of households in the U.S. use a programmable thermostat, but that figure is rising. Installing a smart thermostat can be somewhat more costly than a traditional thermostats, but over time the energy savings they offer can offset the initial outlay. Find out more about the history and the future of thermostats on the infographic below!
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