I am often asked about the most cost-efficient ways to save on energy, especially during the summer and winter months. One good piece of advice I like to give savvy homeowners: invest in a smart thermostat. This is a simple and convenient investment that will help improve the energy efficiency in your home. These types of thermostats are easy to install, program, and use, to ensure your house’s temperature is comfortable at all times.
Many homeowners complain about the nuisance of maintaining the temperature of their thermostat when coming and going from their house. A smart thermostat can help with that. It will begin to learn your family’s energy consumption behavior and will optimize accordingly. For example, if you turn the heat down every night and then up again in the morning, your thermostat will learn this behaviour and start doing it automatically. Another added bonus is your ability to control your thermostat remotely when you’re away from your home using a smartphone or tablet. Forgot to adjust the temperature and you’re already at the airport, about to board a flight? No problem! It’s as simple as pulling up an app on your phone and adjusting the thermostat from there.
Investing in a smart thermostat is a great way to manage your energy use. Not only does it provide great value and convenience, it will undoubtedly make your living space more comfortable and will lead to lower energy use and significant cost savings. All you’re left to worry about is how you’ll spend your savings!
Check out saveonenergy.ca for rebates and additional ways to save energy around the home.