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Smart technology has helped make many aspects of human life far easier and more efficient, and heating your home is no exception. Smart technology has made it easier than ever to regulate the temperature of your home, keep your home energy efficient, and save you money on your energy bills. Here are some of the ways it is able to do that:
- Personalisation: Smart technology allows homeowners to easily cater their thermostat to their preference and personal lifestyle without hassle and trouble on your part. Smart technology will remember how you like your home to be, so if you tend to keep your home warmer during the day and cooler at night, your smart thermostat will remember this and cater the temperature of your home to your preferences without you needing to lift a finger.
- Away Settings: With the use of motion sensors, if you have rushed out of your home in a hurry and forgotten to turn off the heating on your way out, your smart technology will have your back. The smart thermostats featuring “auto-away” settings will automatically turn your heating off for you when it detects that no one is in your home, preventing your heating bill from spiking because you forgot to adjust the temperature yourself on your way out the door. Alternatively, you also have the option to specify to your thermostat the times that the heating should turn off, just in case your dog or other pet sets off the motion sensor and tricks your thermostat into thinking that somebody is home.
- Mobile Access: A number of smart thermostats also offer an app for your smartphone. This allows you to control the temperature of your home even when you are not there, so if you don’t have your “auto-away” feature turned on and forget to turn off the heat in your rush to get out of the house in the morning, it’s no big deal! You can simply adjust the temperature on your smart phone to keep your energy bills low.
- Energy Efficient: Smart technology is also extremely energy efficient and makes it easier than ever to keep your energy bills low. It makes it easy to monitor the consumption of energy in your home, and will quickly pay for itself over time as it saves you money month after month. Some thermostats even generate monthly reports for you concerning your energy usage, so you can always know exactly what went wrong if there is suddenly an unexpected spike in your heating bill. These thermostats encourage energy efficiency by letting you know what setting is going to be the most conservative. If you choose to follow those suggestions, you can ensure that you are minimising your energy usage and keeping your bills as low as possible.