Smart technology could make your heating system more efficient, reliable and convenient. It uses wireless communications and sophisticated sensors to optimize temperature settings in different parts of a home. You can also control the system from any location.
- Conserve fuel and electricity.
- Reduce heating-related emissions.
- Detect equipment problems early.
- Read informative system reports.
- Use convenient voice commands.
A smart thermostat lets you adjust settings in multiple ways. If you forget to reduce the temperature before leaving home, you can use almost any internet device to access the thermostat. Some models automatically change settings depending on your location.
Many units accomplish this by checking your smartphone’s current position. Others have motion detectors that adjust the temperature when a person enters or leaves a room. This approach may work best if several people spend time in your home.
Unlike conventional furnaces and boilers, intelligent HVAC systems have the ability to produce detailed reports about heating your home. You’ll see data on the amount of fuel your equipment consumes, when you use the most energy and the number of hours your system runs.
When you’re away from home, smart heating equipment can alert you to potential problems. You might receive a notification when a filter becomes clogged, the power goes out or the temperature falls dangerously low.
The smart thermostat represents the most common heating fixture in this category, but it isn’t the only option. Homeowners can also benefit from intelligent air purifiers, humidifiers and vents. Smart vents automatically adjust furnace airflow levels in each room.
For instance, an HVAC vent might open when someone walks into a room and shut when he or she leaves. This helps the furnace distribute warm air efficiently. A smart vent can even accommodate the preferences of different individuals.
Experts estimate that an intelligent thermostat reduces heating costs by around 11 to 14 percent. Additional smart components may produce total energy savings of one-fifth or more, but the results vary based on several factors: your location, type of heating fuel, building materials and temperature preferences.
If you’d like to start saving money and time with a smarter HVAC system, you can rely on the pros at Knight’s Mechanical to safely upgrade your equipment. We’ve been in the heating business for more than three decades. Please call 270-765-4141 to learn more.