Whether you are just trying to cool down from a hot summer day or warming up to stay cozy in the winter, you will be reaching for your thermostat. No doubt about it, your thermostat is one of the most important components in your HVAC system. If you have a brand new HVAC system, why pair it alongside an old analog thermostat with faded numbers on the dial? If you want to take temperature control to the next level, a smart thermostat is what your home needs.
What Is The Point?
Smart thermostats are more than just a fancy touch screen panel with Bluetooth features. With a smart thermostat, you can have more accurate temperature control in your home, down to the exact digit you need for your home temperature. The issue with older analog thermostats is turning a dial and getting somewhat inaccurate outputs. You might have an older thermostat with digital reading and no dial, but does it have a programmable routine?
With a smart thermostat, you not only have accurate input for your desired temperature, but you can say goodbye to fidgeting with the dial thanks to programmable settings. Smart thermostats are adjusted to cool or warm your home throughout the day at specific times to keep your home at a consistent temperature and automatically adjust, so you do not have to get up.
On top of automatic adjustments, some smart thermostats can even learn your preferred temperature and your household schedule to heat or cool your home for when you come home from work. Smart thermostats can be controlled via smart devices like your phone making accessibility easy for family members with difficulty walking around the house.
Many articles claim significant savings with a smart thermostat system, which is possible, but you need to factor in the cost of installing a smart thermostat. Some smart thermostat models can be pretty pricey, as they come with extra features that may entice some homeowners. However, be honest with yourself and consider what you will need in your day-to-day utility usage.
A basic smart thermostat system can cost around $200 for basic temperature control features for many homeowners. You can install additional sensors and more sophisticated systems for a higher price, but if you are not going to use the extra features, spending $1000 to save $200 a year on utilities might not make sense. So you can save money, but factor in what type of system you want.
Should I Wait?
You may be tempted to wait with any smart home device as technology is constantly improving and prices drop over time. Luckily for most homeowners, most basic smart home thermostats are, as we mentioned above, quite affordable and pay for themselves in savings after a year if not two years. Think of smart thermostats as an investment. You will see a tremendous return on investment, thanks to how much you can save on utilities.
If price is not a concern for your decision, you should know that the conveniences of a smart thermostat outclass the features of traditional thermostats. Smart home connectivity and programmable temperature control are hands down in a league of their own.
At Stellar Services of North Florida, LLC. we know that making improvements to the home can take a lot of work, so let us help out. When it comes to installing a smart thermostat or any HVAC need, we got you covered! Call us today (352) 290-4919 and our team will be happy to help.