Smart Thermostats – Are They Worth It?

is smart thermostat worth it

One of the most cost-effective and simple ways to cut your energy bills – this summer and beyond – is to install a programmable thermostat in your home; in fact, the EPA estimates that you can save up to $180 every year just by installing one and using it effectively.

But what about “Smart Thermostats,” like the Ecobee3? Are they worth the time, money and effort to install? Let’s take a look.

The smart way to control your indoor climate

All thermostats control your HVAC system, letting you set your home temperature at the push of a button. Programmable thermostats take those capabilities up a notch by combining temperature control with a timer, so you can set your system to change conditions at certain times of the day – when you’re not home, for example.

But smart thermostats go even further by “learning” your behaviors and giving you unprecedented remote capabilities. Imagine being able to crank up the AC while you’re on the road so it’s nice and cool when you arrive home – or avoiding the hassle and dangers of frozen pipes when an unexpected cold front moves in during your winter vacation – all from your phone or tablet.

Some smart thermostats are so smart they’ll even tell you how long it will take to make the temperature change you’ve requested. Others will take into account household humidity and other conditions so you’ll be as comfortable as possible in any season.

The bottom line: a smart thermostat – installed by Burt’s team of professionals – is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to manage the climate of your home and save money in the process. They’ll pay for themselves quickly and give you more control than ever over how you heat and cool your home.

Lower your bills and control your home heating and cooling from anywhere, any time! Contact us today to see if a smart thermostat is right for your North Fork or East End home!