Here in Chesapeake, VA, the summers get quite hot. That often sends home electric bills soaring as air conditioning systems work overtime to cope. To help, here are three ways that homeowners can save on their cooling costs by installing a smart thermostat.
1. They Track Your Energy Use in Real-Time
One of the reasons that controlling cooling costs is a challenge is that it’s hard to get a handle on just how much energy you’re using. Smart thermostats can help with that by tracking how much power your air conditioner uses in real-time. That makes it possible to be proactive by altering cooling schedules and temperatures to save money through smarter air conditioning usage.
2. They Learn Your Preferences and Adapt
Most smart thermostats learn your preferences and can adapt to your schedule automatically. This ensures that you won’t waste money cooling your home when you’re not in it. It also helps maintain the temperature you prefer when you are at home while minimizing air conditioner runtime. The result is perfect comfort with minimal energy usage and less required maintenance for your system.
3. They Maximize Savings When You’re Away
Smart thermostats use sensors and cellphone location data to track where the occupants of your home are throughout the day. That way, when nobody’s home for an extended period, the smart thermostat can maximize your energy savings. It does so by turning off your air conditioning and only reactivating it if the temperature gets dangerously high. In other words, you’ll only pay for the minimum cooling necessary to keep your home safe while you’re away.
Smart thermostats are an excellent tool for homeowners looking to save money on their cooling costs. They’re not the only way to do that, though. Our experts know plenty of ways to help you stay cool without spending a fortune. Give us a call at Absolute Comfort Heating & Cooling, Inc. to speak with one of our certified and licensed technicians about our comprehensive air conditioning services that could lower your cooling costs today!
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