Modern air conditioning technology can save you money!
At this point in time, technology has a huge impact on the way that almost everybody interacts with the world. It’s about to do the same thing, but for your house! When they first came out, smart home systems seemed like little more than a novelty; good for making sure you closed the garage door, but not much else. However, as these systems become more complex and the market for them expands, they are taking on a new mission — saving you money on air conditioning!
Benefits of a smart home system
With a smart home system, you can schedule when you want your heat or cooling to turn on or off, or you can program it to slowly work its way down to the proper temperature just in time for you to get home, which is much more efficient than getting home and turning it on full blast. However, this is really just the beginning of what a smart home is capable of in terms of saving energy. You can allow it to control your lights, so it can turn them off when no one’s in the room. It can control your blinds, so that hot afternoon sun won’t warm your living room and make your air conditioning work harder. It can schedule the use of energy-intensive appliances outside of peak demand hours, taking advantage of lower rates. When you’re on vacation, it can put your appliances into a high-efficiency sleep mode.
Did you know that the average American household spends around $2200 a year on utilities? The amount you can expect to shave off of that depends on what kind of smart home system you choose and how you program it, but for reference purposes, smart thermostat manufacturer Nest reported in 2015 that their customers were seeing energy savings of 10 to 12 percent on heating and 15 percent on cooling. Smart home technology is only going to get better and more efficient. Isn’t it time you got in on the savings?
Give your home some brains
Polar HVAC is a full service residential HVAC contractor, which means we do automatic temperature control! Give us a call today to set up a consultation, and while you’re at it, schedule some annual maintenance for your air conditioning and heating systems.