Saving money with your thermostat
It’s common knowledge that turning your thermostat down by 1ºC can reduce your heating and A/C bills by up to 10 per cent and save you around $50 per year. But what if you don’t want to sacrifice the comfort of the room temperature you’re accustomed to? One solution is only changing the thermostat while you’re away – and thanks to a new Android app and ecobee, this is going to get a lot easier.
ecobee and Android
Unfortunately, a lot of people will forget to change the thermostat until they have already left the house. ecobee has created an innovative way to fix this, with internet-enabled smart thermostats, that can be controlled anywhere as long as you have an internet connection. With the introduction of an Android app, ecobee is making it even easier for homeowners to change their thermostat when they are away from home.
Anyone Can Use It
Although it may sound intimidating to implement an internet-enabled thermostat in your home, it can be done rather easily in any home that already has thermostat controls. Once it is installed, controlling the temperature in your home could not be easier. For instance, if you are on your way home from a vacation and your air conditioning has been off the entire time, you will easily be able to increase it slightly to make the air in your home more comfortable for when you walk in the door. Using an internet-enabled thermostat like ecobee along with a smartphone app is one of the best ways to save energy while maintaining your regular lifestyle.
The same type of app has already been available for iPhone users, and has seen rapid adoption among ecobee users. What if you don’t have a smart phone to control your ecobee system from? Then you can easily access it from your personalized web portal, that can be accessed from anywhere.
Do you have other tips for saving energy around your home while keeping your family comfortable? Let us know in the replies.