In this day and age, technology is making everything “smarter.” Home automation systems now include smart plugs, smart lights, and automated smart home security. Smart devices allow us to operate more efficiently. The result is less energy being used and more control over our environment.

Installing smart devices will save energy from day one. The cost savings that result give us a reason to upgrade as early as possible. Your thermostat is just another one of these devices that you should be concerned about. Having the right temperature settings at both home and office will maximize your comfort, but will also minimize your costs.

The Differences Between Smart and Programmable Thermostats

A manual thermostat never seemed like a big deal in the past. When you were cold, you turned it up. Simple, right? Well, that may have solved a problem in the short term, but failing to turn it back down created another. How much money was wasted by heating an entire house during the night or when no one was home? Programmable models took the next step to make heating and cooling more efficient. It was a good feeling to be able to set the time when the heater kicked in each day. It felt even better to adjust the settings for times when you knew that you weren’t going to be around.

These days, we demand more from home automation systems, which should include a smart thermostat. Being smart means that it is designed to learn your behaviors over time and give you the ability to:

  • Connect to WiFi and allow you to remotely control the temperature of your home with your remote or smartphone.
  • Sense when you’re home or away and automatically adjust to your desired temperature.
  • Incorporate the weather to ensure your home reaches your ideal temperature as efficiently as possible.
  • Provide information on your energy use.

How a Smart Thermostat Can Save You Money

As it learns your patterns, a large part of your monthly costs become controlled by the smart thermostat. It takes into account the outside temperature, season, and time of day. Then, it responds to control the temperature inside depending on whether you are home or away. The efficiency of your heating and cooling system quickly goes far beyond what you could predict on your own. It’s easy to see how a smart thermostat can save you hundreds of dollars each year.

The Control4 Wireless Thermostat

If you’re looking for the smartest device to regulate your temperature, look no further. The Control4 Wireless Thermostat is the solution that saves you the most energy and money over time. What makes it ideal is that it is compatible with all modern HVAC systems. Whether you have forced air, geothermal, dual fuel and humidity control systems, you can install it quickly and easily. There is no need for any expensive or complicated upgrades. It is truly an asset that pays for itself.

Find Your Control4 Smart Thermostat and all your programmable home automation needs at Sphere Home Technologies in Birmingham, AL

An audio system, lighting system and home theater can make any backyard an oasis for entertaining. However, there are countless other ways you can automate outdoors. From automated shades to fans and smart pools that keep the water at the perfect temperature, the sky is the limit. Give Sphere Home Technologies a call today at 205-777-5626. You can also fill out this form to see how we can help you enjoy your backyard to the fullest! To read more about home automation, check out this blog post as well.