Installing a smart thermostat in your home is a great way to save energy and money on your bills.

Smart thermostats work by being connected to the internet and allowing you to access your thermostat remotely – usually through an app from the makers of the thermostat.  This means that you can have control over the heat in your home at your fingertips.

Having control over your thermostat instantly means that you no longer have to program your thermostat to heat your home between certain times, not that this is a bad thing to do, but if you set the thermostat to come on at 5:30 – 7:00 then get waylaid, you’ll have had the heating on for over 2 hours with no one home.  A smart thermostat would allow you to rearrange the time that the heat comes on, saving you energy and money rather than heating an empty house.

You could also use the thermostat to change the temperature of your home to prevent their being any unnecessary heating, or to make sure the A/C comes on in the summer if you have it!  We’ve all experienced putting the heating back on when the weather starts to get cold, only for the next day to be unexpectedly warmer than you thought.  With a smart thermostat you can alter the temperature at the touch of a button to make sure there is no unnecessary heat going to waste.

Depending on the type of thermostat you install, some even detect the proximity of your phone via the app and can be set the heat the home when you’re on your way, or almost back.  They can also be programmed to learn and predict when people will be home and away and adjust the heating in your home accordingly – saving you money and electricity.

Ultimately the amount of money and energy you will save from installing a smart thermostat will depend on a lot of things, including the size of your home, your schedule, your local climate and how often and by home many people it is occupied. 

The important thing to know though is that a smart thermostat is all about taking advantage of modern technology to give you as much control as possible, as instantly as possible, over your home’s temperature to ensure that you are in charge of your heating and bills.  Being able to instantly see when and where your energy goes to waste on heating means you have instant access to making the right adjustments to save you energy and money.