EDITOR’S NOTE: This article was written by Travis Jones, the owner of Smart Roof and Home Performance. Travis is an expert on smart home technology. We asked him to provide a smart thermostat buying guide and help homeowners upgrade to the 3 best smart thermostats on the market.
You’re finally on the road for that summer vacation. That feeling in the pit of your stomach hits. You look at your partner and say, “Oh no. I forgot to change the thermostats. Did you?”
We all know the feeling. But if you’ve already upgraded to smart thermostats, you have nothing to worry about.
The smart thermostat is more than a digital version of your old manual dial or slider. A smart thermostat learns your behavior and adjusts your home temperature for both comfort and savings. Smart thermostats can save you hundreds a year on heating and cooling your home.
Half our energy costs come from cooling and heating our homes. With electricity and natural gas prices going up, the cost to upgrade your thermostat will pay for itself in time. After that, you’ll save money — read on to see how you can save nearly $200 a year.
In other words, your smart thermostat has 2 jobs:
- Smart thermostats learn your patterns and anticipate your home heating and cooling habits, providing you stress-free comfort year-round.
- Smart thermostats save you money on home energy bills.