How to Beat the Summer Heat With a Smart Thermostat
Be Proactive in Getting the Ideal Temperature for Your Home
Summer is almost here, and the temperatures in San Antonio, TX are starting to rise. If you're not careful, that could mean an overworked AC system, skyrocketing energy costs, and lots of sweat. But there's a simple solution: invest in a smart thermostat. With a single device, you can regulate the temperature in your home easily and efficiently – and when you integrate with other systems, you can enjoy even more benefits. Want to keep your cool as the weather gets hot? Keep reading.
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Give it a Rest
When the temperatures start to surge, your HVAC will get overworked. That can lead to a host of troubles – the worst of which is a broken or malfunctioning system. If your air conditioning doesn’t work when you need it most, you may have to live through some uncomfortable, sweltering days and nights.
So, it's essential to give your thermostat a rest every once and a while. Typically, you may raise the temperature as you head out the door. But that's easy to forget, and it can lead to a lot of wasted energy.
A smart thermostat takes the guesswork out of adjusting the temperature. Standard digital thermostats allow you to set timers that will automatically set the temperature to a pre-specified degree throughout the day. Smart thermostats, on the other hand, keep track of when you're in the house, when you leave, and when peak energy hours are in order to make automatic adjustments accordingly.
Smart Tip: Integrate your smart thermostat with other smart devices or a home automation system to create a virtually hands-free technology ecosystem. When you leave the house, sensors will prompt your system to act and set the thermostat and more to the correct temperature.
Among the best features of a smart thermostat is that it can help you keep track of energy usage and allow you to make real-time adjustments to manage your energy bill.
You can set thresholds that your system can’t exceed, track peak usage hours, and receive the information you need to lower your energy costs. That way, even when it’s too hot to handle outside, you can trust your thermostat will continue to work for you.
Smart Tip: Keeping track of energy usage is essential to lowering your bill, but it's not the only way to do it. Consider adding a motorized shading system to your windows. Shades will help block harmful UV rays that can raise the temperature and cause damage to your furnishings. Smart window treatments can lower or raise while your thermostat and lighting system adjust to reduced usage.
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