As the winter months approach, it might be a good idea to think about what you can do to reduce your home heating bill. When it comes to the home heating system, some relatively simple measures can greatly impact your bottom line. While there are several steps you could take to save on heating and cooling, an upgrade to your thermostat could be one of the most cost-saving.
When you have a thermostat that connects with your smart home system, it does more than your average standalone model. Here are a few examples.
One of the best ways to save money on home heating is to set the thermostat back a few degrees when you are not at home or during times when you need less heat. With a smart thermostat, you can set a weekly schedule that will follow your own customized plan. If you want to adjust to your settings when you are not at home, you can easily do this with access from your smartphone. Some thermostats can even use your alarm system’s data to learn about your heating patterns to manage your home heating without any effort from you automatically.
Geolocation Services and Real-Time Data
Your smart thermostat can adapt in real-time based on your location. Since your smart system connects to the internet, it can utilize real-time data to quickly change its settings based on your routine and current weather conditions. With access to weather data, a smart thermostat can quickly adjust based on when temperatures are scorching hot or freezing cold preventing costly energy bills.
Using Geo-Services, you can also establish a smart rule so when it sees that you’re leaving your home, the thermostat will automatically adjust back into an energy-savings mode.
Protect Against Freezing Pipes
Frozen pipes are one of the dangers of winter and can be costly. As the temperatures drop, pipes that are in unheated areas of your home can freeze. The frozen water can expand to split the pipe or damage the fittings causing water to pour out and resulting in costly damage.
With a smart thermostat, you can prevent frozen pipes by adding wireless temperature sensors to your basement or other vulnerable areas. When the temperature gets too cold, your alarm panel can send you an alert to let you know. You can then act quickly to provide an extra heat source like a space heater or some other measure to protect your pipes against freezing.
Johns Brothers is not only your top local smart security systems company, but we are home automation experts. In addition to connecting a thermostat with your home security system, we can also install a broad range of home automation features that will make your home more convenient and efficient. Contact us today for a free quote on a smart security system and home automation features.