Heatwaves are happening all over the country and with many going without pool time this summer due to COVID-19 regulations, we need other ways to keep cool!
During heatwaves and requests for us to stay at home more often than normal, it can be alluring to turn down the AC to arctic levels and blast it throughout the day, but doing so will lead to an astronomical energy bill at the end of the month.
Before you play with the air conditioner temp, here are some ideas on keeping you cool and your energy bill even cooler:
Cue the ONIT Smart Thermostat.
With real-time information from inside and outside your house, an Alarm.com Smart Thermostat sees more opportunities to save energy.
On hot days, it knows the temperature outside and can turn down the AC to help save you some money. With almost everyone having to stay home a bit more than normal right now, it’ll know when a window or screen door is open while the AC is on. A big and often unknown cause of wasted energy is running your AC with an outside door or window open – a problem that standalone/singular room thermostats can’t address. Our thermostat knows if you’re ‘cooling the neighborhood’ thanks to your door or window sensors, and will set back automatically to save energy until you close the door.
The rest of this summer, you can be even more energy-efficient, saving between 15% to 23% of the energy it normally takes to cool your house. And this winter, you can save between 9% and 16% of the energy you’d normally use to heat your house.
These statistics are according to the rigorous, independent tests required by the Environmental Protection Agency for its ENERGY STAR® certification, which was awarded to Alarm.com for its Smart Thermostat. It’s also compatible with ‘demand response’ programs from utility companies, making you eligible for reduced rates if your electric company offers them.
With the average home’s heating and cooling costing $900 per year, this is a great investment. Not only are you saving energy, but you are also putting money back into your pocket.
Call us today at 877-287-3077 and we can give you an estimate on your new Smart Thermostat!