To anyone who pays the monthly utility bills, it should come as no surprise that Americans pay more than $900 a year to heat and cool their homes. No wonder smart thermostats have soared in popularity. Here are the details on smart thermostats, and how they can help families lower what they pay for heating and cooling all year long – starting with the warm summer months.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
A smart thermostat is a device that is integrated with a smart home security system. It features sensors that respond to the activity in the home by automatically regulating itself, rather than relying on manual adjustment like a traditional thermostat. As an intelligent device, the thermostat memorizes household patterns: when people are expected to be home, when people are expected to be leaving, and when they may be arriving home soon.
How a Smart Thermostat Works
As seasoned home security customers know, a security system features contact sensors that are positioned around the home. The purpose of these sensors is to trigger the system into action when an intruder may be present in the home.
When the system features a smart thermostat, the intelligence from the contact sensors is used for additional purposes. The system relies on the sensors to tell it if people are home. If they are, the climate will be adjusted to a comfortable temperature. If no one is home, then no heating or cooling will be used. The cumulative effect of this is lower utility bills, because heating and cooling are being used much less than they were previously.
Automatic Programming Options
Smart thermostats that integrate with home security systems offer multiple possibilities for saving on utilities in Pennsylvania this summer. One is a programming option that allows the homeowner to automatically make the AC turn on when the temperature outside hits 95 degrees or higher. It’s another way to save energy (which means saving money!).
Another way to save is by programming your thermostat to stay “asleep” when your security system is armed. And with the other smart home technology in the system, even more can be saved when the lights are turned off automatically at the same time. There is also the option of creating a “scene” that performs all the functions you want with one simple tap of your smartphone.
To learn more about saving on utilities this summer in Pennsylvania, Park Security invites you to request a complimentary home security analysis. We will be glad to explain this smart home technology to you.
About Park Security Systems
PARK Security Systems is a full-service Pennsylvania home security provider that is locally owned and operated. PARK Security Systems’ certified expert technicians offer residential and commercial security solutions to Pennsylvania homes and businesses.