If you want to save money while keeping your home warm in the winter consider installing a smart thermostat.
According to Energy Star, smart thermostats are the best energy-saving product on the market today. Smart thermostats can save homeowners more than eight percent of their heating and cooling costs.
Like other smart products, these thermostats can be managed by your phone. Turn down the heat or air-conditioner when you are away, then adjust the temperature so it’s comfortable when you return. Some even smarter thermostats will adapt to your behavior, so even if you forget to lower the thermostat when you leave for work, the product does it for you. If you are on a regular schedule, you can program your smart thermostat to make the adjustments automatically.
To earn an Energy Star approval, these products must undergo an independent certification process to verifying the energy savings. Since each smart thermostat is different, make sure to choose the product that best fits your needs.
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Smart thermostats are but one of the smart home devices available today. From controlling lights to window shades, most home devices can be managed via your phone or tablet.
Smart lighting is another popular smart home feature that can lower your electric bill.
Some smart devices are simple to install and inexpensive, like a doorbell camera. Others, surveillance cameras or monitored security systems for example, are best installed by professionals.
One thing to keep in mind is to keep your smart appliances integrated into one system. Not all smart home products use the same technology or are compatible. While it may be appealing to adjust the thermostat and check who is at your front door from your phone, a truly smart home system uses a centralized platform to control all devices and systems from one location.
Smart home devices are customizable to fit your budget and needs. As the consumer, you know your specific needs and can make the decision on which products to purchase.
Many homeowners have discovered the convenience, safety and energy savings smart home systems provide. The professionals at Delco Alarm Systems can assist you in choosing the right products for your home.