Smart thermostats give homeowners more control over their heating and cooling energy use.
Benefits of Smart Thermostats
- Energy savings – Smart thermostats have sensors to detect movement, and will automatically lower the temperature in the house to cut energy waste when you’re away.
- Set temperature remotely – Control your heating and cooling system from anywhere through apps on your smartphone or tablet.
- Track energy use – The apps built into the smart thermostat allow users to track how many hours their heating or cooling system has been in use.
Details & Resources
Smart Thermostats may be self-installed or installed by a professional.
To take advantage of a smart thermostat, a house must have Wi-Fi. Wi-Fi allows the thermostat to get a home report using weather data, to update settings automatically, and to connect to smartphones or tablets. Learn more about smart thermostats (PDF).