Installing a new smart thermostat in your Decatur, IL home is an easy way to save money on your heating and cooling bills. You might find that you pay more to run the thermostat in the first few months because you don’t know how it works. Check out the top tips to help you get the most out of it.

1. Set Up Zones

Most of the newest devices allow you to establish zones around your house as long as your HVAC system has that capability. Use these zones to put the heat where you need it. Consider placing all bedrooms in one zone to keep those rooms warm and cozy on cold nights.

2. Use Wi-Fi

The Wi-Fi feature allows you to control and adjust the thermostat when you’re not standing next to it or even when you’re away from home. You can access it via an app on your smartphone. Turn the temperature down by a few degrees when your home is empty and adjust the temperature before you head back.

3.Try Auto-Schedule

Many smart thermostats come with an auto-schedule that lets you create different schedules every day. You might run the AC on a hot day to absorb humidity and improve your indoor air quality. This feature also allows you to schedule when the heat will run to prevent frozen pipes and other winter disasters.

4. Check the Data

Smart thermostats create reports filled with data about your home’s efficiency. Use the data to determine what changes you can make to save on your heating and cooling bills. As the information will change based on how you use the thermostat, check the report each week.

Get the Most from Your Smart Thermostat

Getting the most from your smart thermostat requires using the included app over WiFi and relying on the auto schedule. You should also check the data often and set up zones around your Decatur, IL home. Call Tica, Inc. Heating and Cooling today to see how you can get a furnace or AC installed that works with your smart thermostat.

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