Internet Thermostats / Ecobee Thermostats
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In a given house, almost inevitably the highest bill to be paid is the energy bill. A large portion of that bill comes from the need to maintain the inside temperatures at a livable level. The energy consumption needed to maintain a home at the ideal 72 degrees means that the home owner has to choose: live with the heat or don’t buy groceries. The fact of the matter is, most of the time the heating and cooling systems of a house are used incorrectly, and so there is a lot of wasted money. Figuring out how to efficiently use a thermostat requires a large understanding of the environment, one’s own habits and schedule, and complicated heating and cooling principles. Fortunately, technology has proven itself, once again, with the development of a device that accomplishes all of this automatically: internet thermostats.
An Ecobee thermostat, or internet thermostat, is drastically different from a conventional system. The wall-mounted system uses an extremely easy to use touch screen system to decrease the complexities of programming the weekly temperatures. As the name implies, the internet thermostat allows for remote access through the internet. This means that if a home is going to be unoccupied during a week-long vacation but the owner forgot to turn off the AC before leaving, correcting the mistake is as simple as logging on to the internet from wherever he/she is. If the trip is cut short for whatever reason, the entire system can be back up and ready to prepare for the occupants in as little time as it takes to pull out a Smartphone.
The benefits of an internet thermostat don’t stop with convenience. In an effort to further diminish the looming size of an energy bill, the Ecobee thermostat has been designed to study and report. The thermostat really watches how and when energy is consumed and determines what steps can be taken to decrease energy consumption. The unit will even notify the home owner when a problem arises. By using the system normally and following the advice given after the thermostat has studied patterns, the house will be cooled and warmed when needed, and allowed to coast when no one is present. A smart thermostat means a happy home owner.
How much energy does it really save? In an average home, cooling and heating accounts for over half of the entire home’s energy consumption. In a study conducted by Ecobee, homeowners using this revolutionary system reported saving 24 percent on their heating and 21 percent on their cooling costs. In dollar terms, this means that a house with an energy bill of $200 will save almost $300 a year, as compared to a conventional thermostat system. The system, itself, pays for itself extremely quickly, increases efficiency, and decreases the impact on the environment. If you are looking to update or if you are simply tired of breaking the bank every month while keeping your house comfortable, internet thermostats can and will help.