Someone wakes you up in the morning and you turn up the heat before going to work. Your partner turns it down later in the morning so the house isn’t warm and cosy while everybody is out at work/school for the day (unless the picture to the right is an accurate depiction of your life. In which case the house has to stay warm and toasty!).
You get home and turn the heat up again to make the house comfortable for everybody in the evening. You go back again to turn it down for the night.
And you still feel like the house is never really the right temperature.
What exactly can a Smart thermostat do?
A Smart thermostat does two main things:
- Allows you to automate all your heating and cooling.
- Allows you to control your heating and cooling from anywhere in the world.
Automating your heating and cooling at home gives you elevated control over your comfort and the money you spend on climate control.
How does it do that?
Imagine you woke up to the sound of your alarm and the sound of the furnace simultaneously. By the time you hit snooze the 2nd time, the house is warm and you can groggily make it to the shower without a shiver.
Imagine you could schedule the heat to automatically shut off Saturday and Sunday afternoons around 1:30pm, when the sun beams in through your large windows, making the living room uncomfortably hot.
You can set a heating and cooling schedule that takes full advantage of your location, allowing you to heat from your furnace (or your heat pump) when needed and turn the energy consuming heater off whenever possible, without having to remember to do it yourself.
Automating your heating and cooling can reduce energy consumption at home by as much as 26%. Think of how much you spend annually. Not bad savings if you ask us.
Control from anywhere!
You got it.
A Smart thermostat like the Ecobee is online, and you can connect to it through a simple smartphone or tablet app from anywhere on the planet.
Maybe you want to change your automation schedule because you’re taking a trip, but you arrive at your hotel and realize you forgot. All you have to do is turn on your phone and change your heating and cooling presets in a few touches.
It might be a late night at work for everybody in the house, so you don’t have to warm up the house until later. Just load up the app, push back the scheduled startup of your furnace and save yourself a few dollars in heating.
Heck, it might be a Saturday afternoon and you’re just comfortable on the couch. You hear the furnace click on and realize you don’t need any more heat in the house. Use the app to shut off the furnace without shifting from your supreme comfort.
Call us today to find out more about getting your Ecobee Smart Thermostat installed this week.