How to Save Energy and Maximize Comfort with Home Energy Management
Home energy management systems involve multiple factors to increase energy savings and maximize your comfort. Your lighting, heating and cooling system, and electronic devices all contribute to that number on your electricity bill every month. Among those main culprits, the heating and cooling system has the most potential to raise the amount of your bill. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, heating and cooling account for more than half of the energy use in a typical American home, making it the largest energy expense in the nation. That’s why it’s crucial to maintain the temperature in your Minneapolis, MN home.
With our smart systems, you can press one button to arm the security system as you leave the house and the thermostat will instantly adjust to an energy-saving level. Other competing thermostats, like Nest, can’t do this since they determine if someone is home by movement passing in front of the thermostat’s sensor. So if you are upstairs or watching a movie for a few hours, Nest may determine you aren’t home and change the degree. There are other great features of our thermostats, so keep reading this blog to learn more.
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There are many incredible features you can use with the Alarm.com smart thermostat. So in this blog, we are going to highlight four main functions. We’ll cover the others in a part two edition on all the different ways you can save energy.
Geo-services: Our smart thermostat allows you to set location-based rules using Alarm.com’s geo-services. It works by detecting your location using the GPS on your smartphone and then activating an energy-saving temperature. As you are on your way home from work, it will raise the degree so your home is nice and warm once you arrive. We’ll help you create the invisible boundaries around your home so they fit your active lifestyle.
Weather Response: You can feel the drop in temperature immediately when the season starts to change in Minnesota. But did you know your thermostat also knows the temperature on extremely hot or cold days and can adjust your home accordingly? The alarm.com smart thermostat detects extreme temperatures based on the weather forecast and gives you the option to override your previously set schedule and change the setting based on the degree outside. For example, you normally keep your home at 72 in the winter, but when it gets to negative 30 outside you could have the thermostat adjust to 68 so you’re not using so much energy to maintain that perfect interior temperature.
Fire Safety: If your smoke detector senses a fire in your home, it will tell your alarm.com thermostat to shut off the air immediately. This prevents the fans of your heating/cooling system from circulating fresh air throughout the house which could end up feeding the fire.
Mobile Access: It is incredible that you can control your home in so many ways today. But you can always override these features and manually change the thermostat using the mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. All of our smart home systems can be tailored to your personal preferences.
Do you need to make your thermostat smarter and save more money on your monthly bill? Give us a call at 952-224-9191 or fill out this online form.