4 High Tech Thermostats That Will Save You Money Now
Posted on: January 26, 2015 | by: Will Housh
Do you spend thousands of dollars a year on your energy bills? Does your HVAC system continuously run, even when you aren’t home? One of the best ways to save money on your energy bill is to install a programmable thermostat.
If you’re looking to save some money this year, check out these four high tech thermostats for your home.
4 High tech thermostats we recommend:
The Honeywell Lyric is a sleek, mobile-app controlled, high tech programmable thermostat that boasts big energy savings.
The Lyric uses your cell phone’s location to determine how close you are to your home. When you are roughly 7-10 miles away, the Lyric will start warming/cooling your home so that the minute you step through the door, your home is the temperature you want. Additionally, the Fine Tune feature considers the humidity and outdoor temperature to ensure the temperature in your home feels like the temperature you want, no matter how humid or dry it is.
The Lyric also helps you manage your home energy system’s efficiency using shortcuts and what it calls Smart Cues.
Instead of trying to remember what that perfect dinner party temperature is or how warm your parents like it when they stay over, set up shortcuts labeled for key events. Smart Cues allow you to monitor your system via an alert system on your smartphone. The Lyric will send you alerts when you need to change your air filters, when there is an extreme change in temperature or when your system is acting out of character.
Honeywell TH9320WFV6007 WiFi Thermostat
The Honeywell TH9320WFV6007 is a voice-activated, mobile-app controlled programmable thermostat that allows users to customize and enhance their HVAC system’s efficiency. Like the Lyric, this Honeywell thermostat includes an alert system that lets homeowners know when to change filters and when their systems are acting up.
This voice-activated thermostat allows you to change the temperature in your home simply by talking to your thermostat. It uses Far-Field technology to understand your voice commands from across the room, making temperature control simple. If you are not close enough to the thermostat for it to understand your voice commands, Honeywell’s Total Connect Comfort mobile application allows you to adjust your home’s climate via your cell phone or tablet.
Nest Programmable Thermostat
The Nest programmable thermostat system will help your HVAC system run more efficiently. Using Wi-Fi technology, mobile app control and a host of energy saving features, this programmable thermostat will save you money and increase your system’s health right away.
The Nest features both auto-schedule and auto-away features that control how hard your system works. After around a week of use, the Nest system adjusts to the temperature settings you’ve chosen and adjusts your temperature based on your preferences. If you’ve forgotten to manually set your system to away, the Nest system senses you’re out and adjusts temperatures accordingly
Additionally, the Nest saves you money by automatically adjusting to being placed in direct sunlight (Sunblock), lets you know what temperatures will save you money based on several outdoor/indoor factors (The Leaf), and automatically runs the AC less when the humidity in your home is lower than normal (Airwave). These are only some of the ways Nest can help you.
The Ecobee Smart Si thermostat is an intuitive, cost-saving high tech thermostat. Ecobee’s Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat allows you to link to the Ecobee mobile app and monitor your home’s energy use from your cell phone, tablet or computer. This allows homeowners to save up to 23 percent in home energy costs.
Using Wi-Fi, the Smart Si intuitively knows when your system should be running and when it should be off. It also uses your home’s particular energy profile and reads outdoor temperature cues to determine the most efficient ways to heat/cool your home.
How to Choose
High tech programmable thermostats can be a big money saver for the typical homeowner. In order to determine the best system for your home, review your home’s HVAC needs, as well as how you would like to interact with your system. Use the guide above to start your research and feel free to contact the specialists at HVAC.com if you need any advice at 888-978-2717.
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