Smart thermostats aren’t just a fancier way to control your home’s temperature. Contemporary smart thermostats allow you far greater control over indoor temperature and humidity than any conventional thermostat could. That increased control will help you save money on power, use your HVAC more efficiently, and live more comfortably.
They Save You Money
Perhaps ironically, the single biggest reason to invest in a Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat is to save money. The manufacturers of the Nest thermostat say that you can save 15 percent on cooling costs and over 10 percent on heating costs with one of their devices.
Considering that smart thermostats aren’t too expensive to install in the first place, these savings are a big deal. The money you save on HVAC power costs will essentially pay for the thermostat quickly, and then some!
They’re Simply Easier to Use
If you want to use your traditional thermostat, you have to interface with the device directly. When you get there, you’ll find your options are quite limited. You can turn up and down the temperature, but you can’t interact with your HVAC in any other way.