Although some economists argue that digital technologies aren’t generating the same kind of prosperity that previous generations have enjoyed, smart devices and mobile apps continue to grow in popularity, helping homeowners take more control of their lives and save money. One such device is the smart thermostat, which allows you to control the HVAC system in your Desoto, Texas, home remotely via a smartphone, tablet or a desktop computer. Here’s how a smart thermostat can make a difference in your home.

More Control Over Your Comfort

Unlike a traditional thermostat, which you have to adjust manually to change the temperature in your home, a smart thermostat has three components that give you total control over your home’s indoor comfort environment.

The first component taps into the heating or cooling system and communicates wirelessly with the second component — the thermostat. The third element is the app you download to your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. Using the app, you can control the thermostat remotely and adjust your cooling or heating settings from anywhere.

Greater Energy Savings and Lower Utility Costs

With more control over your home’s environment, the power is in your hands – literally – to conserve energy and save money on your utility bills. With more control over your temperature settings and more information about your energy usage, you’ll be able to adjust your heating and cooling habits to cut costs. To ensure energy savings, here are some tips to keep in mind when using a smart thermostat:

  • Enable the auto-away feature, so the thermostat knows when you’re out of the house.
  • Consider implementing the automatic feature to schedule temperature settings based on your activities.
  • Use the thermostat’s GPS features so that it operates depending on your mobile device’s location.

Energy experts estimate that homeowners can save up to 12 percent on heating and 15 percent on cooling costs, or an average of up to $145 in savings per year. That’s an average of about $12 per month, depending on your home.

For more information about how a thermostat can benefit you, or if you’re interested in having one installed, contact Freedom Heating & Air today at 214-306-8456.