How Can a Programmable Thermostat Save Money?
A basic programmable thermostat gives you better control over your home’s energy use without sacrificing comfort. You choose different temperatures for different times of the day, and for different days of the week. This means your system runs less when you are asleep or when you are away from home. Carolina Air offers several basic programmable thermostats with settings for Home, Away, and Sleep modes. It’s quick and easy to set up your own comfort schedule to suit your lifestyle. If you are used to an older, manual thermostat, a basic programmable thermostat will increase your comfort, offer simplicity, and provide savings through added control and efficiency.
What does a Smart Thermostat Do?
Smart Thermostats provide extended programmable control over your home’s comfort and energy use, along with the option of wifi connectivity. In addition to setting daily and weekly comfort schedules, you can also program trips and vacations. Wifi access lets you control your system from anywhere through a computer or an app on your smart phone. More advanced smart thermostats, such as the Carrier Côr Thermostat, give you even more controls for extra savings and comfort. For example, multiple fan settings can help eliminate stale air or uneven temperatures throughout your home. You can set also set humidity profiles to ensure maximum comfort while being more energy efficient. Plus, you can access energy reports to monitor your actual usage and see your savings. Estimated savings with a smart thermostat are up to 20% on heating and cooling energy costs.
What about Home Automation?
As our homes and devices become smarter and more connected, there are more options than ever for home control. Some smart thermostats, such as the Côr Thermostat, are designed to integrate with home automation systems like Apple’s HomeKit or Amazon’s Alexa. When it’s all set up, your air conditioning, lighting, music, appliances, and other devices, can be programmed to your schedules. You can control your home with your voice or the touch of a button.
Which Type of Thermostat Is Right for You?
With a programmable thermostat, you get more savings and more comfort than a manual thermostat. With a smart thermostat, you get unprecedented control and the option for home automation. Contact Carolina Air to learn more and to find out which thermostat is the best option for your energy and comfort goals.