It may seem too good to be true that you can save money and energy while still enjoying an ideally comfortable home. But with a smart climate control system, it isn't! Whether you decide to work with the system currently installed in your home or you opt for a newer model, you can get the most out of your climate control system without being forced to swelter in the summer and freeze in the winter. Here are Origin Hi-Fi’s recommended settings for your smart thermostat as the seasons change.
Invest in a programmable thermostat
If there's one thing you can do for your climate control system, we suggest investing in a programmable thermostat. Once you've had a professional install your thermostat, it's time to program it to an ideal setting that balances your home’s temperature. This is the most efficient way to take control of your home’s climate throughout the days and weeks. You can program separate settings depending on the time of day; for example, a warm temperature in the chilly winter morning shifts a few degrees automatically as the sun rises. It’s best to opt for a thermostat that gives you options for a variety of “scenes,” such as mealtime or bedtime.
Utilize energy-saving mode
In most households, the house will be empty for around eight hours in the day when everyone is occupied with work, school, or other appointments. Take advantage of the empty house by setting your thermostat to an energy-saving mode, which you can alter depending on the season. If you want to avoid coming home to a place that’s too hot or cold, we recommend that you program your climate settings to begin shifting a few degrees half an hour before the first members of the family arrive. Once you begin using more energy-saving modes, you’ll notice that your monthly energy bill will shrink, saving you money in the process.
Boost your health
Another unexpected benefit of a smart climate control system is that it bolsters your health. You can prevent allergies and tension headaches caused by sudden temperature shifts by adjusting your climate control settings gradually over the year. Such slow changes might seem too minuscule of an effort to have a proper impact on your health, but studies have shown this can support the health of you and your family. When you gradually change the temperature by a degree or two, you can exert more control of your home environment and your body's health.
Frequently Check on Your System
After you've optimized your climate control settings, it's important to keep a watchful eye on its functioning. If you notice that your system is misbehaving, it's essential to fix it quickly to avoid wasting money and energy. Regular maintenance will ensure that your system operates smoothly and keeps your home comfortable.
Now that you understand some basic benefits of smart climate control systems, you may be prepared to invest in automated solutions that create a more comfortable home. When you're ready to have a team of professionals design and install a climate control system compatible with your home, contact our team at Origin Hi-Fi today.