If you’re looking for a cool (or hot) gift idea for your friend or family member living in Harford County, consider a smart thermostat (also known as a wi-fi thermostat). It will let them create a schedule for their heating and air conditioning and allow them to control their home’s temperature from a smart phone or tablet. Best of all, it will help them save on energy bills throughout the year!
Why a Smart Thermostat Makes a Great Gift
Chances are your brother, mom, or best friend has a busy life just like you do. Being in and out of the home sporadically means they’re heating or cooling their home when no one is there — and that’s just silly! A smart thermostat will let them program their daily habits (such as lower when they leave at 7 a.m. in winter, and go back up a few degrees at 3 p.m. when the kids get home). But if their kids end up having a last minute basketball practice and won’t be home until 5, your buddy or family member can simply push a few buttons on his phone or laptop to tell the thermostat not to go back up until 5. Here are a few other great advantages of a smart thermostat:
- It adjusts to regular habits. If a homeowner always lowers the temperature to 67 at night before bed, a smart thermostat starts to remember and make those changes by itself. That’s smart!
- It tells you what the weather is outside and the forecast for the day. That’s a big help when trying to figure out whether to take jackets or coats!
- It’s compatible with other smart devices. You can say “Alexa, turn up the thermostat” and the furnace will kick on.
- It saves money for years to come. The initial cost of your gift may be from $200-$300, but whoever receives your gift will save up to $150 per year in the future. That’s something they’ll definitely thank you for!
One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning Can Install a Smart Thermostat For You
If you decide to get a special someone in your life a smart thermostat for Christmas (or you buy one for yourself), we’ll be happy to install it for you. It requires special knowledge to hook up your thermostat to your furnace and make sure it’s working with your wi-fi, so it’s definitely something you’ll need help with. Call us to schedule an installation appointment as soon as possible, and we’ll make sure your loved one will stay comfortable all year long!