Ready to upgrade to a smart thermostat

I’ve been looking into a new thermostat for my home.

Until I started researching, I wasn’t aware of how many makes and models are available.

I didn’t realize the strides in thermostat technology that have evolved over the last few years. My current thermostat is a plastic dial that requires manual adjustment. It allows us to raise or lower indoor temperature and nothing more. I’m not convinced that the temperature readings are accurate. I am excited about installing a smart thermostat and having the ability to adjust settings from virtually anywhere. I often forget to change the thermostat setting before the family leaves the house in the morning. For the entire day, the furnace or air conditioner blasts, using energy and working to maintain perfect comfort for an empty house. On the rare occasion that I remember to adjust temperature, we come home at the end of the day to an overheated or chilly living space. I’ve read that today’s generation of thermostats accommodate the daily schedule, automatically adjusting the operation of the furnace or air conditioner to conserve energy and trim costs without sacrificing comfort. There are models that learn the family’s weekly schedule and create a customized program. There are other models that include occupancy sensors and those that include geofencing. Most of the top-of-the-line options answer voice commands, provide energy tracking and will also operate indoor air quality accessories such as humidifiers and dehumidifiers. Some of the displays automatically light up as someone approaches while others will showcase family photos. I am a little concerned about having trouble with operation, but all the reviews say these modern thermostats are wonderfully user-friendly.



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