If your Sumter, South Carolina, home has a smart thermostat, it’s important that you take advantage of its features this winter. Adjust the temperature, improve your indoor air quality, and stay up to date with maintenance reminders.

Conserve Energy by Adjusting the Temperature

One of the most attractive features of programmable thermostats is their ability to automatically adjust the temperature according to the time of day and day of the week. Setting a thermostat to decrease the temperature in your home by 7 to 10 degrees for 8 hours a day can reduce heating bills by up to 10 percent. Many homeowners use a lower temperature during the day when they’re away and during the middle of the night for better sleep.

Smart thermostats take conservation a step further by offering energy usage reports. By reviewing consumption spikes and setting a thermostat with that data in mind, homeowners can minimize their energy usage and maximize their yearly savings on utility bills.

Take Advantage of Maintenance Reminders

Do you forget to put annual heating maintenance on your to-do list? You don’t have to worry about that anymore. Your smart thermostat will give you maintenance reminders and notify you that it’s time to change your air filter. Keep your system running efficiently throughout the winter with this smart feature.

Improve Air Quality

Families tend to spend more time indoors during the winter. Some homeowners may experience indoor air quality issues such as dust, allergens, and low humidity. When connected to home HVAC add-ons, smart thermostats can alleviate these problems by allowing homeowners to adjust indoor humidity and ventilation. They can also serve as a control center for air cleaners that remove indoor pollutants.

A wide range of modern thermostats is available, and Air Solutions Heating and Cooling can assist you in choosing the right one for your home. Contact us today to learn more.