Choose a Smart Thermostat For Improved Comfort and Efficiency

Smart thermostats have been around for a few years now, and they keep getting smarter. Here are some of the features you will find in thermostats, such as the Nest® that can help keep your home more comfortable while also reducing your heating and cooling bill.

1. It learns your home routine. Built-in sensors track activity in the home and use algorithms a custom, auto-adjusting temperature schedule based on those movements in the home. If you turn down the heat before bed, the thermostat learns this routine.

2. It knows when you're not at home. Using your smartphone's location and sensors in the home, a learning thermostat can switch to economy mode to save energy.

3. It tracks energy use. Knowing your energy usage history can help you better manage your heating and cooling schedule and save on your utility bill.

4. It provides early warning of an emergency. If the temperature drops unexpectedly when it's below freezing because your furnace is not working, you will be warned before pipes freeze and your home is damaged.

Upgrading to a learning thermostat is easy, and can make your home more comfortable and energy efficient.