As temperatures cool down, this is a very good time of the year to think about your home’s heating system. One of the simplest and cost-effective ways to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of your home’s heating system is to aim for the heart of the system itself – the thermostat.
Thermostats are usually built to be durable, and can last for at least 20 years, so it’s usually pretty rare to have a malfunctioning or outdated thermostat. However, thermostat technology has advanced considerably in the last few years with the invention of smart home technology. Thermostats these days can be programmed down to the minute. They can control the heating and cooling of specific rooms based on the preferences of the occupants. They can be controlled by voice or by smartphone on the other side of the world. They can intelligently learn the heating habits of your household. All of these modern conveniences can greatly improve the efficiency of your home’s energy usage – just by upgrading one little thing.