Smart thermostats have become a hot item in many American homes. Smart thermostats are Wi-Fi-enabled devices that can automatically adjust heating and cooling temperature settings for optimal climate control in your home. What makes them a smart investment is that you can get energy savings along with optimal performance. With the average American household spending almost $900 a year on heating and cooling costs, investing in the right smart thermostat can pay dividends for years to come.
Cool Idea For A More Comfortable Home
Smart thermostats provide convenience, insight and control. While system designs vary, the three most common features are:
1. The ability to learn the temperature that you like and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you’re asleep or away
2. Providing home energy use data that you can track and manage
3. Allowing you to control home heating and cooling remotely through your smartphone.
While using a smart thermostat is a great way to manage air temperature in your home, only those that have earned the ENERGY STAR label have been independently certified, based on actual field data, to save energy. Through the third-party certification process, smart themostats demonstrate their ability to:
• Accurately measure temperature
• Quickly enter a low-power standby mode when inactive
• Track and report equipment use and temperature data to the homeowner
• Provide tailored functionality and service that deliver energy savings for a range of different home-owners.
Smart Way To Save Energy
Smart thermostats that are ENERGY STAR certified provide enhanced comfort in your home by letting you control temperatures based on your preferences and lifestyle—and still save energy. Saving energy is good for you and the environment. If everyone used an ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat, savings would grow to 56 trillion BTUs of energy and $740 million per year, offsetting 13 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions.