Keep Your Pets Happy and be Energy-Efficient with a Smart Thermostat
- Posted by admin
- On April 19, 2017
- Chatham, ecobee, Nest, smart thermostat, Windsor
Smart thermostats have been touted for their energy saving ability in the last few years as they can save homeowners a lot of money on monthly utility bills. But as the warm weather approaches, there is another reason to invest in one—keeping your pets safe, healthy and happy! The obligation to keep our pets cool during the hot and humid Ontario summer and the need to keep monthly energy bills down are often at odds, but with a smart thermostat, you can have both!
While pets can tolerate temperature differences better than their human counterparts, they are still susceptible to extreme temperatures. As a result, many people choose to keep their HVAC system running constantly throughout the year.
Any pet owner knows this struggle: instead of turning the heat down or the air conditioning off when you leave for work in the morning, you choose to leave it on—heating or cooling the whole house to ensure that your pets are comfortable while you are away.
With a Nest brand smart thermostat, you can log into your home system remotely through their mobile app or web-portal on the Internet. This allows you to monitor the temperature inside your house. If it starts getting too hot or too cold, you can remotely turn on the air conditioner (or furnace) to ensure your pet stays safe. You will end up saving money by only choosing to turn on the HVAC system when the temperature warrants it!
Ecobee thermostats also offer the many smart benefits of controlling your thermostat. With ecobee, you can access the “Homeowner Command Centre,” through your smartphone, tablet or laptop. If there’s ever a problem, ecobee will send both you and your HVAC professional a notification right away so you can schedule a service appointment. You’ll also receive a regular performance report that displays information on how often your system is running and how the weather outside is affecting your indoor comfort.
Installing a smart thermostat can relieve both the stress of wondering how your pet is holding up at home and the burden of high utility bills from continuously running your HVAC system.
Fahrhall Home Comfort Specialists has provided customers reliable heating, cooling, plumbing and air quality services in the Windsor-Essex & Chatham-Kent areas for over 50 years.