Smart thermostats that you can control remotely and automate according to your family’s schedule have widely been popularized as a great way to lower your energy bill during the summer.
But they can do just as much in the winter too.
They can help to:
- Lower your heating bill
- Make your home more comfortable
- Warm your house throughout the winter
Monitor different areas for energy use
If your house has separate cooling zones, you can track how much energy it takes to keep the rooms at a predetermined temperature.
This is a great, easy way to check for poor insulation and potential drafts. You’ll know what issues need addressing, and the potential cost savings too.
Lower the temperature when nobody is home
It’s hard to plan around everyone’s schedule, especially during holidays and new school semesters.
You can build schedules into your thermostat to control the temperature at times when you know nobody is in the house, and then control it remotely for any changes to the schedule.
If you’re working late (or finish early), or an after school activity is cancelled you don’t need to come home to a cold house.
While you don’t want to power down the heat completely when your home is empty, you can lower the temperature to ‘too cool for people but warm enough for pipes’, to save on your energy bill.
Manage the humidity
Many smart thermostats now include features that help you control the humidity and ventilation so you can adjust settings and improve air quality.
Higher air moisture can help keep a room warmer, and increased ventilation can keep people healthy during the sniffles season.
Managing air quality and temperature in your home is one of the best things you can do to both keep your energy bill under control and to minimize the risk of your family feeling under the weather.
What to do next
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