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How a Smart Thermostat Can Reduce Winter Heating Costs

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As outdoor temperatures continue to drop, many of us begin to brace for the inevitable rise in heating costs. However, having a smart thermostat in your home may hold the key to substantial energy savings this winter season. Residential heating and air conditioning repair service contractor Shackelford Heating & Cooling explains more below.

More Than Just Temperature Control

A smart thermostat is a device that goes beyond the basic functionality of maintaining your home at a comfortable temperature. It’s an intelligent gadget that learns from your living habits, adjusts heating schedules automatically, and can be controlled remotely from your smartphone or other devices. Unlike traditional thermostats, smart thermostats provide a detailed breakdown of your energy usage, allowing you to understand when and how your heating system is being utilized the most.

Energy Efficiency and Smart Thermostats

Every residential heating repair technician will tell you that a smart thermostat plays a pivotal role in enhancing energy efficiency. These devices use sophisticated algorithms and sensors to learn your daily routines and adjust the heating schedule accordingly. For instance, if you’re away from home during the day, the thermostat can lower the temperature to conserve energy, then warm up the house just before you arrive home. Furthermore, they provide comprehensive energy usage reports, enabling you to identify peak usage times and make informed decisions on how to reduce unnecessary energy consumption.

Tips for Using Your Smart Thermostat

To reap the full benefits of a smart thermostat, be sure to set the thermostat to an energy-efficient temperature when you’re at home and awake; the Department of Energy recommends setting it to 68 degrees Fahrenheit. Also, use the scheduling feature to automatically lower the temperature when you’re asleep or away. Leverage the ability to control your thermostat remotely. If your plans change unexpectedly, you can adjust the settings from your smartphone, preventing the system from heating an empty house.

Shackelford: Your Partner in Smart Heating Solutions

At Shackelford Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to helping homeowners choose, install, and configure smart thermostats for optimal energy savings. We offer a wide selection of thermostats from Carrier® and provide expert advice on how to use them effectively. Our team of heating and air conditioning service technicians can handle the installation process, ensuring your device is perfectly set up to deliver the maximum possible savings.

For all your heating-related needs this winter, give our team of experts a call at (608) 530-0667, or fill out our online form to schedule an appointment. 


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