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Smart Thermostats – High-Tech Home Gadgets for the Whole Family

Smart Thermostats – High-Tech Home Gadgets for the Whole Family



When compared to the smart thermostats that are available today, it’s hard to believe that the first thermostats were being used by the Ancient Greeks. While primitive by today’s standards, a thermostat to regulate the temperature inside a home in those days was considered high-tech and it was saved for use only in the homes of the elite. Today, however, smart thermostats are available to nearly everyone and their benefits can be both felt and seen.

With the ability to control your thermostat even while you aren’t at home, or via voice control if you are, you have much greater management of your home’s utilities. While a typical programmable thermostat can be set up to change the temperature settings at certain times, you can change the settings right from your phone before you head home to make sure the home is comfortable by the time you arrive.

Are the kids on their way home from school early? Adjust the temperature for them before they get there or, if they are old enough to value the responsibility, allow them access to adjust the thermostat’s settings as well.

Most families feel the energy bill crunch during the summer months when their air conditioners are working overtime. With a smart thermostat, you don’t have to feel like you have to constantly adjust the thermostat to above 80 just to afford the electric bill, sacrificing your comfort in the meantime. Allow your smart thermostat to do what it does best, keep you and your family comfortable, and it automatically conserves energy to save you money on your monthly bill.

This is a collaborative post. All views and text are my own. 

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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13 Comments

  1. November 30, 2019 / 4:02 pm

    We have a ‘smart’ thermostat and we love it. It’s helped us reduce our energy costs tremendously.

  2. November 29, 2019 / 3:35 pm

    Techie and yet efficient. If we have a weather like yours and we can afford to have a gadget like this, I’d definitely get one.

  3. November 28, 2019 / 6:14 pm

    That’s good idea, I didn’t know about this before and it seems useful for hor cities that have high temperature.

  4. Erin
    November 28, 2019 / 5:29 pm

    Wow I had no clue about the history of temperature control! I am hoping to get a smart thermostat soon, it’s such a great tool. Better for the environment as well.

  5. November 28, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    This is something I need in my life at the moment. 🙂 it would it so much easier to working around my house hold.

  6. November 28, 2019 / 11:43 am

    Interesting that ancient Greeks had a thermostat. An informative post and today I learnt how over the years the thermostat has become so much smarter. Amazing that one can control the home thermostat from anywhere and anytime.

  7. Joanna
    November 28, 2019 / 11:03 am

    Who knew that thermostats were to old and used in ancient times! It’s amazing how technology evolved and how now you can control the temperature in your home from your phone.

  8. November 28, 2019 / 5:45 am

    Interesting that the ancient Greeks had thermostats. It’s great how technology has changed the high tech thermostats are now available to everyone.

  9. Nate
    November 28, 2019 / 2:33 am

    I am in the market for the smart thermostats and waiting for the BF deals to come along!

  10. November 28, 2019 / 12:26 am

    These are amazing!!! I can’t wait to move to my new house so i can make it a smart house. These thermostats are a great start for sure.

  11. November 27, 2019 / 9:05 pm

    This is so interesting. I had no idea that the ancient Greeks had thermostats.

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