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Written by Walt Meyer

Smart Thermostat Features for a Comfy Home – Part 1

It’s winter time and controlling the temperature inside your home maintains the warmth and comfort of your family during the colder months. However, setting the right temperature applies to all seasons, and having the right type of thermostat for your family’s needs is the key.

There are three types of thermostats that are in use, and the following will discuss why it may be time for you to install a smart thermostat and take advantage of its great features.


  • A Manual Thermostat allows you to control the temperature by setting it with your hand. This type works well if someone is often home and prefers a fixed temperature.
  • A Programmable Thermostat can save energy costs. The temperature setting can be set automatically for periods where you aren’t home or are sleeping. Digital units are available that can accurately maintain room temperatures within a range that is comfortable for an individual. Research has found that decreasing your thermostat setting 7° to 10°F for eight hours daily can cut 10% of energy costs annually.
  • A Smart Thermostat is capable of learning your family’s lifestyle as it works, and will begin automatically adjusting based on the schedule of your home’s residents. Using a smart thermostat is perhaps the best approach for cutting utility costs and maintaining comfortable temperatures.

Even though programmable thermostats have been used for decades, the technologies that smart thermostats use make them more advanced. They have capabilities that accomplish more than just controlling the temperature. In addition, smart thermostats can be connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network, allowing you to control them from a computer, smartphone, or tablet.

Part 2 will discuss several key features of the smart thermostat and how you can benefit from them.

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