It seems like everything is getting smarter these days, including cell phones, light bulbs, window shades, and other basic devices that we use every day, like thermostats. Though the advantages of smart thermostats might not be immediately clear, they do offer some important benefits that standard ones don’t, so it’s definitely worthwhile looking into upgrading the thermostats in your Fort Benning, Georgia, home.

Adjust the Temperature Remotely

If you’re away from home for long hours while at work or on the road, you probably don’t know what’s going on inside your home. If the heating system stops working while you’re on a trip, you could arrive to a freezing home, which could be dangerous if you have pets. With a smart thermostat, you can open an app on your smartphone or tablet and stay connected to your HVAC system from anywhere.

Reduce Energy Usage

Smart thermostats take human error out of the programming process. It’s easy to accidentally set your heater to turn on in the daytime instead of in the evening, leading to wasted energy to heat your home when no one is there. A smart thermostat is easy to program, so you won’t risk making the energy-wasting mistake of heating or cooling the space for hours when it’s not necessary. Some smart thermostats also offer the option of analyzing your usage to find ways to reduce the cost of utilities. 

Set on Vacation Mode

If you’re heading out of town, you can set up a vacation mode without altering the normal settings. With a standard thermostat, you’ll have to either shut off the heating or cooling system completely, which can harm pets, plumbing, and plants, or readjust the daily settings and change them back when you return. A smart thermostat saves you that hassle by switching to vacation mode when you leave and automatically reverting to standard mode when you return.

For more information about upgrading to a smart thermostat for the heating and cooling system in your Fort Benning home, contact Indoor Solutions Inc. at 706-225-8241.

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