Saving Energy with a Learning Thermostat
For homeowners who are accustomed to traditional thermostats, the ability to control your heating and cooling system with the touch of a button might seem like it is already the peak of modern convenience. But what if your thermostat could learn your schedule and preferences and adjust itself for you? With a learning thermostat, you can save energy and money as your system conforms to your every habit.
At Blue Flame Heating & Air Conditioning, we always encourage our customers to invest in products that are environmentally friendly. With a learning thermostat, you can utilize energy more efficiently. That saves you money and helps save the planet all at the same time. Here are some of the benefits a learning thermostat can bring to your home.
Removing Human Error
Learning thermostats can be scheduled and programmed to specific temperature settings for specific times of the day if you want to adjust the settings yourself. However, learning thermostats also have the ability to detect your location using your cell phone and adjust the temperature of your home themselves. Instead of reminding yourself to raise or lower your temperature while you and your family are out of the house, you can simply let your thermostat intuitively do the work for you. Never again will you have to worry about a mistake with your thermostat costing you energy and money.
For days when your schedule slips out of the ordinary, such as a week of vacation or an atypical week night spent out of the house, you can easily override the preferences your thermostat has learned temporarily. Many programmable thermostats require a long series of button combinations to alter the settings to a short-term schedule. Learning thermostats are much more advanced, with program settings that are user-friendly. Simply tap on the “Schedule” function and then adjust the temperature changes for each date and time.
As a learning thermostat records your energy use habits, it stores them in its memory and reports them to you later. Several top brands collect all of the info about how much energy you have saved into a monthly report. Some also have specific icons that light up when you make changes to the settings that will save lots of energy throughout the day. A learning thermostat allows you to become conscious of your energy usage like never before.
If you want to control the temperature in two different areas of your home (such as upstairs and downstairs), you can train each of your learning thermostats to adjust to different settings. This allows even more specific control of your comfort in every section of your house.
Thanks to the innovative digital technology in learning thermostats, you can enhance the comfort of your home, save energy, and save on your electric bill. If you are interested in upgrading your old fashioned thermostat, give us a call at Blue Flame.
At Blue Flame, we are committed to an exceptional and eco-friendly experience every time you use our heating, air conditioning, and electrical services. Call us at (206) 388-5667 and speak to a member of our team.