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How Smart Thermostats Learn your Habits

If you’re considering options to make your home more energy efficient, you’ve probably read that installing a smart thermostat is one of the best ways to conserve energy and cut costs.

Not only do most smart thermostats help homeowners save up to $50 a year on their heating and cooling bills, newer models can also display real-time energy consumption metrics. These metrics allow residents the option of performing a deep dive into their energy consumption.

But the real savings come as the smart thermostat begins to “learn” your family’s habits. As it learns, it can adjust your heating and cooling consumption to its most efficient levels.

But how does it do that?

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Ability to learn

Smart thermostats typically have built-in sensors that report when people are home and when they are away so the heating or air unit can adjust accordingly.

Using these sensors that monitor usage patterns to create a profile of your home’s occupants, smart thermostats know when you typically wake up, leave, come home and go to bed. It will automatically adjust itself based on those profiles.

Many smart thermostats also use algorithms to adjust the temperature throughout the day when no one is home. They also learn when to start turning up the heat or air before you return so that your home is always at its optimal temperature.

They don’t work alone

Smart thermostats aren’t solitary pieces of equipment, either. They can be programmed to work with a wide array of other smart products on the market. Whether you want to control your smart thermostat from your phone, your work computer or a built-in Alexa function, they can be controlled by you no matter where you are.

They can also be set to “watch” your phone’s geo-location so they can start adjusting the temperature before you walk in the door.

Your Brooklyn heating experts at Petri Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Drain Cleaning offer a wide variety of thermostats, including both smart and programmable models to help you get a handle on your energy consumption.

If you’re ready to give energy efficiency a try, give us a call at (718) 748-1254 today to discuss your options.

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