A Smart Purchase for Your Home
Posted by Christa Dubson
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2019
Whether you’re a saver or a spendthrift, consider this “smart” purchase for your home: a Smart Thermostat.
Unlike a traditional thermostat you adjust manually, a Smart Thermostat is an innovative and internet-based device that learns your temperature preferences and then helps optimize energy use. Plus, through internet connectivity, temperature control is always at hand on your mobile device!
Regardless of your spending habits, consider the cost-saving benefits of this technology to manage your home’s climate. Some Smart Thermostat models even notify you of energy-saving behaviors and tips!
Here are three additional benefits of Smart Thermostats as shared by Ameren Illinois:
1. Monitor your home and adjust the temperature on-the-go through the Smart Thermostat app on your mobile device.
2. Eliminate errors by allowing the Smart Thermostat to learn your schedule and preferences. The device will lower and raise the temperature to be more energy efficient.
3. Simplify the programming of your thermostat with user-friendly screens and apps for your mobile device.
Smart Thermostats vary in price depending on the brand and features. Most models will set you back $250 or less. For a comparison of four popular makes and models—the Ecobee Lite, Emerson Sensi, Honeywell Lyric and Nest Thermostat—read the Consumer Reports article.