Are Smart Thermostats a Smart Addition for you?
There’s so much buzz about ‘smart’ home thermostat’s these days you might wonder whether it fits your lifestyle. The EPA Energy Star program estimates an annual energy savings of close to $200, which in some cases offers a return on investment within 18 months.
Unlike programmable thermostats, smart thermostats such as the Nest or newest entry into the market the Honeywell Lyric, do much more than turn up or down your home’s temperature at pre-established times. The new generation of thermostats are much more intuitive and they learn from your behaviors, allow you to control the comfort of your home remotely, show you energy consumption in real time and can even adjust themselves based on conditions like humidity.
The coolest feature of the new Lyric that sets it apart is that it tracks your movement, the closer to home you get the more it automatically adjusts to the climate that you prefer. If you travel or have extended hours away from home during the work day, a Lyric would suit your lifestyle perfectly, maximizing your energy savings and comfort level with very little effort on your part.
Most HVAC contractors install smart thermostats so check with a NATE certified Rheem Pro Partner contractor for more details.