Reduce Energy Costs in Austin with a Smart Thermostat

Adding a smart thermostat to your Austin home is a clever way to save money on heating and cooling expenses.

A Wi-Fi thermostat is more clever than a programmable thermostat, which can only change settings based on a set schedule. A smart thermostat learns from your activities and knows when you are away from home. This enables it to adjust temperatures as needed.

Apps give you the capability to watch your home from a distance and modify temperature settings from almost anywhere. Plus, this smart home device displays your energy utilization in actual time.

A smart thermostat works with most any HVAC system. Some models are compatible with Amazon Alexa, allowing you to control the thermostat without getting up. Others come with room sensors, which can lessen temperature swings.

Get started with a free home comfort assessment from Strand Brothers Service Experts. Our Experts can help you choose and put in best solution for your home.

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5 Signs You Need a Smart Thermostat

You might need a smart thermostat if your home doesn’t feel comfortable or you don’t remember to change temperature settings when you leave.

Here’s a few other signs a smart thermostat is right for your home:

  1. Your energy bills keep increasing.
  2. You’re constantly forgetting to lower or raise the thermostat.
  3. Your agenda is jam-packed—and often changes.
  4. You’re having trouble evening out your home’s temperature.
  5. You want to reduce energy waste.

How Smart Thermostats Save Energy

A smart thermostat takes the guesswork out of managing your home’s temperature. It’s a great choice if you have a programmable thermostat that’s not set up correctly or accidentally leave your HVAC system running all day.

It saves energy by keeping the temperature as low as feasible for the greatest amount of time as possible. This helps you avoid wasting money on heating and cooling when you’re not home. Then, it warms up or cools down your house based on your arrival.

Small temperature adjustments can add up to large savings over the course of a year—between 12 to 23 percent, according to two major manufacturers. Your actual savings can vary based on your location, how big your house is, and your temperature and humidity settings.

Monitor Your Home While You’re Away

Since smart thermostats are Wi-Fi-enabled, you can manage them with a smartphone, tablet or laptop while you’re not at home. You can also watch your system’s performance and get alerts if your furnace, air conditioner or heat pump isn’t operating appropriately.

Can’t remember when you last changed your air filter? Or when you should make an appointment for routine service? Your thermostat can remind you when it’s time.