You get up in the morning and crank up the heat before going to work and your partner turns it down later in the morning so the house isn’t balmy while everybody is out at work/school for the day.
You get home and turn the heat up again to make the house comfortable for everybody in the evening. You go back again to turn it down for the night.
And you sti
ll feel like the house is never really the right temperature.
We now offer SMART Wi-Fi thermostats from the two leading manufacturers in North America:
What’s so SMART about it?
A SMART thermostat does two primary things:
- Allows you to automate the heating and cooling at home through detailed scheduling and real-time adjustments.
- Allows you to control your heating and cooling from anywhere in the world (as long as you have a signal or Wi-Fi on your device).
This means greater control over your comfort and the amount of money you spend keeping the house cool or warm.
How does it do that?
Imagine waking up to the sound of your alarm and the sound of the furnace simultaneously. By the time you can drag yourself from under the sheets, the house is already warm and you can stagger to the shower without that uncomfortable morning cold.
You can schedule the heat to shut off Saturday and Sunday afternoons around 1:30pm, when the sun beams in through your large windows, making the living room uncomfortably hot. If the living room hits your set temperature before then, the thermostat makes adjustments and alters the schedule accordingly.
You can set a heating and cooling schedule that takes full advantage of your location, allowing you to heat from your furnace only when heat from the sun isn’t enough.
Automating your heating and cooling can reduce energy consumption at home by a massive 26%. Think of how much you spend annually. Not bad savings if you ask us.
Be the exalted ruler of your home.
A SMART thermostat like the ecobee is online, and you connect through a simple smartphone or tablet app from anywhere on the planet.
Maybe you want to change your automation schedule because you’re taking a trip, but you arrive at the hotel in Manila before realizing you forgot. Now you’re heating an empty house for 3 weeks!
Not if you’re SMART. All you have to do is turn on your phone and change your heating and cooling presets in a few touches.
It might be a late night at work for everybody in the house, so you don’t have to warm up the house until later. Just load up the app, push back the scheduled startup of your furnace and save yourself a few dollars in heating.
Heck, it might be a Saturday afternoon and you’re just comfortable on the couch. You hear the furnace click on and realize you don’t need any more heat in the house. Use the app to shut off the furnace without shifting from your groove.