Smart thermostat includes geofencing

I’m always looking for opportunities to trim household expenses.

The electric and gas bills are always higher than I’m happy with. The weather in my local area requires switching between air conditioning and heating without much of a break in-between. The summer brings excessive humidity and regular temperatures in the upper eighties. The winter lasts more than half of the year, and we often set records for sub zero temperatures and snowfall. I recently replaced my home’s thermostat. I invested into a model that features geofencing. When I first started researching thermostats, I had no idea that geofencing was even an option. I consulted with the HVAC contractor who handles the seasonal maintenance for my furnace and air conditioner. He was the one who recommended upgrading the thermostat and this particular model. The device tracks the location of every family member’s smartphone. It knows when the house is empty or occupied. The thermostat automatically adjusts temperature to conserve energy when we leave in the morning. It also adjusts the level of heating and cooling at the perfect time to welcome us back to perfect temperature. I no longer need to remember to set the thermostat before leaving for work. We never turn to overheated or chilly conditions. There is less wear and tear on the air conditioner and furnace, and I’ve noticed a significant drop in the cost of my utility bills. The savings on heating and cooling costs is quickly recovering the investment into the air conditioner. Plus, the thermostat provides additional benefits such as energy tracking, reminders to replace filters, power outage alerts and notifications when it’s time to schedule service.

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