Thermostats – Popular New Gadgets or Energy Saving Tools?Back to Blog
Your home is your private retreat from the rest of Macon. Whether you bought a home recently or have owned for years, you likely invest in new devices and appliances to make your home even more comfortable. Thanks to new thermostat technology, you can now buy products that make your house itself smarter.
Creating a Remote-Controlled Environment at Home
Smart homes are no longer the stuff of science fiction stories. New, remote-control technologies can make today’s homes into highly automated spaces. Everything from smart light controls to intelligent appliances to programmable thermostats can be used to make your home function more smoothly and efficiently.
Of course, smart homes offer more than just the latest in high-tech gadgets. They also offer the utmost in convenience. When you upgrade to smart technologies, you won’t have to worry about turning off your AC when you leave or running home at lunch to make sure you shut off the coffee pot. Instead, smart devices can manage all of that and more.
Updating with Smart Thermostats
Choosing the right smart controls and appliances is key to making your home into a smart home. As you shop for new devices, think about the home systems that you use the most. Consider how much time you spend doing things such as adjusting the thermostat to battle hot Georgia summers. Understanding your own habits and your home’s energy usage is key.
You can use programmable thermostats to add an extra layer of control to your home’s HVAC system. These energy saving gadgets can be controlled remotely, meaning that you don’t even need to be at home to make changes in how your HVAC system heats or cools your space. You can use programmable thermostats in coordination with other energy-saving practices to help keep your home energy costs at bay.
Making the Most of Energy Saving Gadgets
You already know that the right thermostat can provide convenience while helping you cut down on costs. Using the right thermostat settings can also make a big difference in electricity costs. You can ensure that you get the most of your programmable thermostat by:
- Setting the temperature to 68 degrees during the winter and 76 degrees during the summer.
- Creating heating and cooling programs that correspond to the times you’re at home.
- Making sure to schedule regular maintenance appointments to ensure that your thermostat is working as designed and that your HVAC system as a whole is in good shape.
Watching out for your own comfort is smart. At Conditioned Air, we have the experience and know-how to help you choose smart HVAC accessories. We’re proud to provide for the needs of clients throughout Macon and Middle Georgia.