15 Oct Smart Ways to Use a Thermostat
Indiana weather has been known to be unpredictable. On some days, you may find yourself needing to adjust your thermostat multiple times a day just to keep up. And unless you can be at home at all times, you have probably returned to a house that is too cold or too warm because the temperature has changed dramatically during the day.
A smart thermostat from ASI could be your best option to keep your costs low and your comfort high. Here are some smart ways to use your thermostat.
Save Energy & Money
On some days in Indiana, it can feel very refreshing to leave your windows open for some fresh air, but that also means that you may be wasting energy. In a typical U.S. home, heating and cooling account for 48% of the energy use. Our smart thermostats know when you have windows open and can adjust as necessary to save energy. ASI Connect’s desktop app can also help you track your home’s energy use so you can set and work towards energy-saving goals.
One of the great benefits of saving energy (outside of supporting our environment) is that you will simultaneously save money that can be put to better use. When connected to our security system, by arming your system when you leave, your thermostat can automatically raise or drop the temperature as needed, which can add up to a lot of savings during those especially hot or cold days.
How many times have you been uncomfortable with the temperature in your bedroom at night, but not wanted to make the journey to your thermostat to change it? With a smart thermostat, you don’t have to leave the comfort of your bed. Instead, you can control your smart thermostat from your phone, smart watch, or even with the sound of your voice.
Wireless remote access can change the way you interact with your household appliances. You can tell your thermometer to turn the temperature up and down and get a 2° change in the direction of your choice, or you can ask it to adjust to a specific degree. The convenience of an ASI smart thermostat puts you back in control.
Customize to Your Habits
Using sensors in your home, you can customize the temperature in each room of your house. Set custom or preset schedules based on your sleep or work schedules so that you can be comfortable without having to think about it.
Through an app on your phone you can set a perimeter with a geo-fence surrounding your home so that when you and your phone cross the perimeter on your way to or from your home, your thermostat can respond by raising or lowering the temperature in an appropriate way. And with a whole integrated system from ASI, you can do even more like operating your garage door or interior lights.
Detect an Emergency
When connected to our smart home security system, our thermostat also provides peace of mind. Should your system detect smoke and carbon monoxide, our thermostat instantly shuts the HVAC down, preventing toxic gases from circulating through your home.
With winter just around the corner, one concern for homeowners is pipes that could freeze with lowering temperatures, causing them to burst. Our thermostat can help put your mind at ease by sending you a temperature threshold alert allowing you to apply an emergency heat source.
Utilizing a smart thermostat in your home is a great way to give you more control of your household. Be comfortable in every room in your house while you save money and energy. And when connected to other home automation products from ASI, your home can work for you.
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