There isn’t a day that goes by where we don’t speak with a customer who is concerned about the cost of heating their home.
Most of the money that a homeowner spends on energy in this area goes to heating their house. The best way we know to cut the energy bill is to use less energy.
That’s where our Smart, Safe Home system comes in. By tying your thermostat into the system, you can automatically have the thermostat turned back every time you leave home and arm the system.
Where does a smart thermostat fit in a home automation system?
Your thermostat: A gateway to savings.
Home energy management starts with the thermostat. In the U.S., more than 8 percent of energy consumption is controlled by the thermostat.
Most homes these days have a programmable thermostat. In fact, 40 percent of existing homes use programmable thermostats while almost 100 percent of new homes have them installed. But that doesn’t mean that people are taking advantage of them. There is one major reason for that: Programming a thermostat is easier said than done.
Program? I just turn it on and off…
For over 60 years we have providing heating and cooling service. Our experience tells us that a majority of programmable thermostats are left in manual mode. Many homeowners tell us that they rarely or never change the program (kind of defeating the purpose of a programmable thermostat). So if you’re like most people and you’re not taking advantage of your programmable thermostat they way you could, what can you do about it?
Here at Burns & McBride Home Comfort we have a solution. It’s a Honeywell “Smart” thermostat. It’s similar to a programmable thermostat, but with one key difference: Every time you leave your home it is smart enough to turn the heat off.
What makes a Smart Thermostat smart?
Your Honeywell “Smart” thermostat is connected to the Internet through your Burns & McBride Smart Home system. Having your thermostat connected to the Internet through our interactive website keeps things simple.
You can control your heating and cooling whether you are at home or away. It only takes a few seconds to set up a schedule. And you can do it all through your Burns & McBride Home Comfort online account.
Here’s where the system gets smart –
- The smart thermostat talks to your Burns & McBride Home Comfort home security system. When you leave home and arm that system, the smart thermostat will automatically raise or lower the temperature. Rather than relying on what you THINK your schedule will be – the thermostat adjusts to what it REALLY is.You can even set the system up to turn adjust the thermostat when you are a few miles away from home, even if you forgot to arm the system!
- You can receive a text or email notification if the temperature in your home crosses a high or low temperature threshold. Isn’t it better to know that you have a problem with the heater at 10 in the morning rather than finding out at 6 in the evening when you get home from work?
Having a simple way to manage your energy saves you money.
- Simply using a smart thermostat will save energy and save you money. Reducing the temperature on your thermostat a few degrees when you are sleeping or away will save money over time.
- When using government-recommended Energy Star heating and cooling schedules, you can expect to save around $30 a month.
Smart thermostats may seem like a small thing, but at the end of the day, they make a huge difference. They are one of the simplest ways to manage your energy consumption and save money.
Call us at 302-656-5110 or visit our website at http://www.burnsandmcbride.com for more info