Smart home temperature options serve a financial purpose, as well as an environmental and convenience one. They are quickly becoming one of the most widespread home automation systems in homes today, and they will only continue to get more sophisticated and intricate.

72%

of consumers preferred
self-adjusting thermostats

according to the 2015 State of
the Smart Home Report from
iControl Networks.

Temperature control in a smart home is less multifaceted than lighting. Remote thermostats make it so that you no longer have to consider the temperature in your home, because it will automatically be at the right temperature.

Furthermore, some advanced systems sense the temperature in different rooms of your house and adjust the heating and cooling in individual rooms. It will help regulate your house’s temperature, so that cooler rooms, like the basement, don’t have as much air conditioning as warmer rooms.

A smart temperature control system allows you to save energy and lower your heating and cooling bills, providing you with the most comfortable temperature. For times when you forget to change your settings before leaving to travel, or even work, being able to manage your heating or cooling remotely substantially helps reduce your energy bills.

INSTALLATION

Installing a remote thermostat is simple.

There are thousands of YouTube tutorials that show you how to do it yourself. Most videos are less than 10 minutes long and require you to spend around 20 minutes installing the thermostat. After that, you set up your thermostat through a system that learns your habits and adjusts the temperature accordingly.

Of course, if you are not particularly tech savvy, you can always call a specialist to help you install the system.

Control Options

Smart temperature control options come with a variety of temperature measuring tools, and often take humidity into account. Some connect to Wi-Fi, allowing you to control them through your smartphone or tablet. These systems can also interact with your lighting and other home automation products. Many apps even provide you with a summary of your energy use.

Automated thermostats do all of this on their own, adapting to your life and the seasons. When you are sleeping or out of the house, the thermostat will make the house cooler.

Some systems also take into account the weather by checking local weather conditions, allowing you to create temperature schedules to plan ahead. This is a perfect feature to have when you are organizing a large event, accommodating a guest or traveling out of town.

Tip #1:

Adjust the temperature before
you get home

If your thermostat does not have learning abilities, it can help to use your tablet or smartphone to program the temperature control system so that your home is at a certain temperature upon arrival. It gives your home time to adjust temperatures and is ideal for those who do not have set daily schedules.

Tip #2:

Install motion sensors near doors or rooms you use frequently

Motion sensors improve a smart temperature system’s automation and accuracy for when you are inside your house. By catching movements, you can prevent the system from turning off when you are at home, or help save money on your energy bill for rooms that you do not enter as often, such as basements, closets and guest bedrooms.

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