Are Smart Thermostats Worth It?
One of the best and easiest ways to save money and energy is by installing a programmable thermostat in your Massachusetts home. In fact, the EPA estimates that you can save up to 10 percent on your energy bills every year just by installing one and using it effectively.
But what about “Smart Thermostats” – are they worth the time and cost? Let’s take a look.
Thermostats are the “brain” of your HVAC system; they work to regulate your indoor climate by taking in temperature information from sensors, then sending signals to your heating or cooling equipment as needed to reach your desired level of comfort. With a programmable thermostat, you can use a timer to set temperature to change at certain times of the day – when you’re not home, for example.
But smart thermostats up the ante by “learning” your behaviors, and giving you the capability to control your HVAC systems remotely. Imagine being able to turn on the air conditioner while on the road so your home is nice and cool when you arrive – or avoiding the hassles and hazards of frozen pipes in your vacation home – all from your cell phone.
Some smart thermostats are so clever that they’ll tell you how long it will take to make the temperature change you’ve requested. Others will take into account household humidity and other conditions so you’ll be as comfortable as possible in any season.
In short, a smart thermostat – installed the pros at FSi – is a simple and convenient way to manage the climate of your home and save money in the process. They’ll pay for themselves in as little as a couple of years, especially if you use your AC a lot – and they’ll give you more control than ever over how you heat and cool your home.
Now is a great time to install a smart thermostat: thanks to MASS SAVE rebates and discounts, you could save up to $100! Contact us today to learn more about smart thermostat installation in western MA, but hurry – these specials are available only while supplies last!