Four Ways One SmartHome Can Cool Your Summer AC Bill
Cooling a home is expensive, especially during the hot summer months. It’s no wonder energy-saving smart thermostats are becoming so popular.
A smart thermostat can react to your activity at home, determining automatically when to save energy and when to cool things down. The more it knows, the more effective it can be, which is why the smartest approach of all is a smart thermostat connected to a ‘sensory’ system that understands what’s happening at home.
- Say goodbye to “cooling” the neighborhood
Contact sensors were designed to alert your security system to an intruder opening a door or window. However, a smart home system can also use this information to minimize a source of summer energy waste.
If you leave the back door or a bathroom window open with the AC running, the thermostat can react by setting back to save energy. Meanwhile, you can get a smartphone alert to close the door. Once the door is closed, the thermostat returns to normal.
- Start saving instantly when you secure the house…
How many times have you left the house or gone to bed before realizing that you forgot to adjust the thermostat? With a One SmartHome smart thermostat, you don’t have to rely on your memory to save energy.
Simply arming your system can trigger your thermostat to set back and save—as well as turn your lights off. You also have the option of turning your AC on or off from any mobile device.
- …and whenever you drive away
When you’re running late, with work or have travel plans on your mind, your AC is the last thing you think of. One SmartHome’s geo-services can take care of this for you.
This location-based automation feature can use your smartphone’s location to automate your home’s AC based on where you are. When you cross a set geo-fence on your way to work, One SmartHome can set back the thermostat. Cross the geo-fence on your way home, and One SmartHome can make things more comfortable upon your arrival.
- Opt into proactive savings on extra hot days
One SmartHome gives you the option to automatically have your thermostat set back a few degrees to reduce your home’s cooling load when the temperature outside hits a certain temperature. As it’s still far cooler inside than outside, you’re unlikely to notice—especially when the temperature returns to normal after the heat of the day is done.
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