Your Pets Won’t Mind if You Use a Smart Thermostat to Save Energy!
Your thermostat is a key component to your home comfort! It allows you to control the environment of your home to fit your needs and your desired comfort levels. When you invest in a smart thermostat, you’ll see a great difference in how much energy your home uses to heat and cool the indoor air while granting you even more control than you had before.
A key feature of a smart thermostat is its ability to lower the temperature indoors when you’re not around in order to save your energy. However, many homeowners are hesitant to allow this because they don’t want their pet cats or dogs to feel cold while they’re away—but you shouldn’t worry! Cats are great at finding cozy spots to curl up in and sleep throughout most of the day, and dogs are naturally warmer-bodied and won’t notice a change in temperature.
When buying a smart thermostat:
- Choose one that will allow you to preset different temperatures throughout the day. You should also be able to program different presets for weekdays and weekends so that your environment will fit your lifestyle. A major perk of most of these thermostats is that they can be controlled through your Wi-Fi enabled devices, allowing you to edit your settings even when you aren’t home. Plus, those changes you make to your home’s temperature won’t affect your presets if you’re only looking for a temporary adjustment.
- Remain energy-conscious when you start using a smart thermostat; aim to reduce your temperature during a setback period of about 6-8 hours. As your smart thermostat lowers your home’s temperature by 1 degree, you’ll see a 1% reduction in your energy costs, and so on.
- You’ll eventually find that you won’t have to make any adjustments to your home’s temperature because your smart thermostat has learned your preferences and your activity pattern. The thermostat allows you to save money and increase your energy efficiency while increasing your home comfort to the fullest capacity.
Invest in a smart thermostat so you—and even your pets—can experience the full comfort and benefits of your heating and cooling equipment while increasing system longevity.