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Did you know that 65% of people in the U.S. have a smart home device to control their homes’ temperatures, lights, or appliances? These devices provide automation and efficiency in managing energy use in your Berryville, VA, home. Read on to learn more about the role thermostats play in home automation and energy management.

What Are Smart Thermostats?

Smart thermostats are Wi-Fi-enabled, which means you can program them to automatically change your home’s temperature based on when you’re home or away. You can remotely control your smart thermostat with your smartphone or voice assistant. You might use your smart thermostat to ensure your home is at your desired temperature when you’re there and set it at a cooler or higher temperature while you’re away.

How Smart Thermostats Work

If you install a smart thermostat, it will connect to your home’s HVAC system and Wi-Fi network. Your thermostat will learn your routine with machine-learning algorithms and sensors and optimize your temperature settings according to your normal patterns.

For example, when you’re asleep or away from home at work, your smart thermostat can lower the temperature for your heating system in the winter months or raise it during the warmer months. The thermostat will then adjust the temperature back to your preferred temperature before you wake up or return home.

A smart thermostat can adjust the temperature in response to the weather outside and the humidity level. It can also give you tips about realizing additional energy savings.

Energy Management with Smart Thermostats

Some smart thermostats come with additional remote sensors that you can place in specific areas where it makes more sense to keep accurate temperature measurements. For example, you probably would rather measure the temperature in your living room or kitchen instead of in the hallway. Having technicians install additional sensors can help optimize energy efficiency while ensuring optimal comfort.

Some smart thermostats provide room-by-room control by monitoring every room in your home. This provides much better energy management compared to placing a single thermostat in your hallway.

With your smart thermostat, you can shut down the heat or air conditioning to single rooms, heating or cooling only the ones you need. This can significantly reduce your energy use.

Benefits of Smart Thermostats

Using a smart thermostat can help you save money and energy. Using a smart thermostat can reduce how much energy you’re wasting when cooling or heating an empty room or home. According to a study by the Environmental Protection Agency, homeowners with smart thermostats save an estimated 8% on utility costs to heat or cool their homes.

Since you can control your home’s temperature wherever you are, you’ll enjoy increased comfort and convenience. You can create different temperature zones for individual rooms in your home and a tailored schedule for adjusting the temperature.

A smart thermostat can also provide added safety. It can alert you when there is a malfunction in your HVAC system. You can also integrate your smart thermostat with other smart devices for added security, such as lights, cameras, and smoke detectors.

Our Smart Thermostat Installation Services

If you want to install a smart thermostat in your home, our experienced service technicians can handle the job. We’ll wire the thermostat into your HVAC system and ensure it’s properly connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network. Once we’re finished, you can enjoy the additional energy savings provided by your smart thermostat working together with your energy-efficient HVAC system.

If you would like to learn more about investing in a smart thermostat for your HVAC system or having a new HVAC system installed, our skilled technicians can help. Call Griffith Energy Services today to learn more about all our HVAC services.

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