Energy bills are often a sore point for many homeowners—especially during summer! And because cooling and heating costs seem to rise every year, many home owners are switching to “smart home
technology” to make their homes more efficient and lower their energy bills. One of the most important—and easy to install—smart home devices is the smart thermostat, which has the potential of
saving homeowners as much as 30% on their annual energy usage.
There was a time, in the not so distant past, in which the luxury of regulating the temperature of one’s home was reserved for well-to-do families in urban areas. But the days of suffering through humid summers and frigid winters with only ceiling fans and wood burning fireplaces have long since ended. In these increasingly modernized times, companies have been developing new technologies to make life more convenient for everyone. The newest of these technologies, recently debuted by companies such as Nest and Honeywell, are the first in what is sure to be a long line of smart thermostats.
Installing a new, programmable thermostat can lower your energy bill!
There was a time when a simple manual thermostat was all anyone needed to control the climate of their home or business. No one worried that they were hanging mercury on the wall, or dreamed of a day when temperature could be controlled while sitting on the couch or even away from home. Of course, there were no television remote controls, either. Or cell phones. Or iPads, or laptops—and when the telephone rang, an actual bell sounded!