Heating and cooling consumes the greatest amount of energy in a household. Smart Thermostats provide an affordable and easy way for members to control the use of their heating and cooling system and lower the costs of their electric bills using features such as:
- Occupancy and/or proximity sensors that can tell if a person has been away to reduce/save energy, when they are not at home.
- Learning algorithms that avoid the need to program a set schedule
- Ability for homeowners to control the heating and cooling system remotely through their wireless apps on their phones or tablets (especially valuable for homeowners with second homes)
- Feedback notifications on the energy saving potential of your thermostat set point and other efficient settings