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Can I Save on Energy Costs with a Smart Thermostat?

A smart thermostat can reduce your Knoxville energy costs by up to 23 percent. The study that supports this finding was based on a home that kept its existing thermostat at 72°F year-round. Read on to learn how you can save energy by installing a smart thermostat.

Programmable Indoor Comfort

You can save up to 10 percent on utility bills by raising or lowering the thermostat from its usual setting for at least eight hours every day. Many homeowners program their thermostats to do that automatically while they’re at work or asleep. You can also program the device to make automatic temperature adjustments on different days and at different times for additional energy savings.

Automatic Smart Programming

If you want to save money without setting programs, a learning thermostat may be right for you. These devices observe your behavior with the thermostat. They learn your habits and heat or cool your space according to your preferences. Learning thermostats have sensors, so they can adjust the output for maximum energy efficiency. All you have to do is let this thermostat do its job.

Remote Climate Control

Smart Wi-Fi thermostats let you control temperatures in your Knoxville home from afar using any internet-connected device. You can override your customary automatic settings whenever your schedule changes. Will you be getting home from work late? You can tell your thermostat to maintain the energy-efficient daytime temperature setting for a few hours longer.

Energy Efficiency Reports

Do you enjoy tweaking your smart device to extract the maximum energy-saving benefit? If so, you’ll appreciate the detailed efficiency reports that smart thermostats generate. Besides compiling monthly and weekly breakdowns of energy use, they can tell you how much energy you’re using in real time.

Melton Heating and Air Conditioning installs smart controls designed to make life easier. Call us at (865) 210-8942 to learn how these devices can interface with HVAC home automation systems.

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