Making plans for a fun vacation?
We at BNG Heating & Cooling aren’t travel agents, but we do know a thing or two about how you can save money on your home heating and cooling while you’re away from home! Since spring and summer vacations are quickly approaching, we thought we’d share our best tip: invest in a smart thermostat.
They help you save money.
We’ve said this time and time again, but there’s nothing better than knowing that your home heating and cooling is running as efficiently as possible. When you have a smart thermostat, it is trained to recognize your daily habits—saving energy when you usually leave for work but getting the house back to how you like it by the time you usually get home. The same principle goes for vacation! Take the opportunity to give your HVAC system a break while you’re away, but trust that your home will be comfortable for you when you return!
They can work in tandem with other “smart home” features.
Do you have a smart home device? If so, then there’s a chance that you haven’t been using it to its fullest potential! Not only do devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home connect to your television, lighting, and music system but they also connect to your smart thermostat!
This means that, when you’re at home, you can simply say “Alexa, please raise the temperature to 72 degrees,” or, even better, simply adjust the temperature through an app on your phone without ever having to get out of bed. Sure, this is convenient all the time, but when you’re on vacation and can view your home’s entire control panel—including home security, home heating and cooling, and even the lights that are on in your house—in one app and from thousands of miles away, you’ll find a peace of mind like never before.
They allow you to check in from anywhere in the world.
One of our longtime clients recently told us a story about how their smart thermostat did them a huge favor while on vacation. They got an alert in the middle of the night that their home temperature had seen an abnormal dip. Upon further investigation by a neighbor, they discovered that a door in their home had opened! Without the notification, these clients would have left their home susceptible to invasion, rodents, potential moisture, and an expensive energy bill.
Even when things don’t go wrong while you’re away, smart thermostats afford you the comfort of checking in on your energy consumption whenever you want! If you’re into getting low energy bills like we are, that’s a pretty sweet deal.
So, what do you say? Ready to install a smart thermostat in your home? Contact us today so that we can schedule an expert consultation before your next big trip!