A smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled device that automatically adjusts heating and cooling temperature settings in your home for optimal performance. Smart thermostats that earn the ENERGY STAR label have been independently certified, based on actual field data, to deliver energy savings. While system designs may vary, common smart thermostat features include:
Many smart thermostats learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you are asleep or away. They also offer the ability to set-up schedules for occupied and unoccupied temperatures.
Geofencing allows your smart thermostat to know when you’re on the way home and automatically adjusts your home’s temperature to your liking.
Wi-Fi enabled thermostats allow you to control your home’s heating and cooling remotely through your smartphone.
Smart thermostats provide equipment use and temperature data you can track and manage.
Periodic software updates ensure your smart thermostat is using the latest algorithms and energy-saving features available.
Text message and email alerts let you know when there may be a problem with temperatures or operation. This is especially useful for detecting possible freeze up problems for those with vacation homes in cold winter climates.