Heating and cooling consumes the greatest amount of energy in a household. Smart Thermostats provide an affordable and easy way for homeowners to control the use of their heating and cooling system and lower the costs of their electric bills using features such as:
· Occupancy and/or proximity sensors that can tell if a person has been away to conserve energy, when they are not at home.
· Learning algorithms that avoid the need to program a set schedule
· Ability for homeowners to control the heating and cooling system remotely through their wireless apps on their phones or tablets (especially valuable for homeowners with second homes)
· Feedback notifications on the energy-saving potential of your thermostat set point and other efficient settings
· Ability to monitor previous electric usage data, and having smarter control of your heating and cooling system when it’s not needed at full capacity
Programmable Line Voltage Thermostats
Programmable Line Voltage Thermostats, used typically for baseboard and wall heaters, turn the heater on or off when the thermostat detects the room temperature is not within a certain range of the set temperature. Programmable Line Voltage Thermostat energy-savings potential comes from a better temperature-sensing device that keeps the actual temperature closer to the chosen set point temperature. Additionally, most electronic Line Voltage Thermostats have the ability to program a set schedule.