June 11 ,2017
8 Ways Cornerstone Protection can Cool Your Summer AC Bill
Heating and cooling account for a significant portion of the average home energy bill. With developments in Smart Home technology, homeowners can cut the cost of summer air conditioning while maintaining a comfortable home all year round.
A Smart thermostat is designed to learn from activity in and around the home, and it can use what it learns to manage your home heating and cooling more efficiently. While the standalone Smart thermostats can offer some benefits, these devices perform better when they have access to more data.
When your thermostat is connected to your home security system, it can use information from the alarm system to do more. In this post, we are going to look at some of the ways Cornerstone Protection can help cool your Kentucky home by installing a Smart thermostat with your security alarm system.
Preventing the Loss of Cool Air
Your security alarm system is going to have contact sensors that tell the control panel when a door or window is open. From a security standpoint, this is useful because it helps the system detect the possibility of an intruder.
When you have a Smart thermostat connected to the system, the thermostat can also see when doors and windows are open and it can adjust operation accordingly. If the system sees that a door or window has been left open, it can turn the air conditioning down to save energy. It can also send alerts to your phone to let you know the door or window is open, and when you go to close it, the thermostat will automatically return the air conditioning to the normal setting.
Automatically Save When Your Home is Secured
It can be easy to forget the thermostat during the early morning rush. With a Smart thermostat connected to your alarm system, this is no longer a problem. When you arm your security system as you leave the house, the thermostat will respond by adjusting the temperature for the empty home.
As an additional benefit, you can also program the alarm panel to manage your lights and other home automation features along with the thermostat. You can also create “scenes” for different situations. As an example, you could create a bedtime scene to do everything you need in one simple step before going to bed.
A Comfortable Temperature When You Return Home
It feels good to come home to a comfortable, climate-controlled house after a hard day’s work. With the Smart thermostatsinstalled by Cornerstone Protection, you can guarantee that your home will be nice and cool when you come home, and you won’t have to waste money keeping the home comfortably cool when no one is in it.
With the Alarm.com app installed on your phone, the thermostat can use geolocation to know when you are coming home. When you set your alarm to the away state, the thermostat will automatically respond by setting the temperature back to save money. When you and your phone enter within a certain distance of the home, a signal is automatically sent to the thermostat letting it know that is time to start cooling for your arrival.
Protecting Your Home HVAC System
If your home HVAC system breaks down, it obviously cannot do its job. In addition to that, it can also lead to some costly repairs. With a Smart thermostat installed by Cornerstone Protection, you can avoid many of these problems.
The newest Smart thermostats use machine learning to continually monitor the operation of the system. If the device detects a trouble condition, it can provide you with an early warning so you can get the repairs performed before it becomes a serious problem.
Precision Comfort for Every Room
The problem with most Smart thermostats is that all of the sensors in the unit. That means that it can only collect data from the one room. With a Smart thermostat connected to your home security system, it can collect data from around the home to provide optimal comfort and efficiency no matter which room you are in.
With wireless temperature sensors, the system can provide precision comfort for different rooms at different times of the day. You could put a temperature sensor in your bedroom to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep or you could have one in the kitchen and program the system to keep things cool while you drink your morning coffee.
It Knows the Temperature Outside
With a connection to the internet, a Smart thermostat has access to information that goes beyond the conditions in the home. The Smart thermostats installed by Cornerstone Protection get real time weather updates to help manage the efficient operation of the HVAC system.
With access to weather data, the thermostat can be programmed to respond to different weather and temperature conditions in different ways. If you want to save money when it gets too hot outside, you can program the thermostat to set itself back when the outside temperature goes above a certain reading.
Tracking Your Energy Usage
Smart thermostats collect and analyze a lot of information to help manage comfort and efficiency. Along with that, they can also process this information and provide you with useful reports on your energy consumption.
With an easy to read report, you can see how much energy your home HVAC system is using. If you are trying to save money, you could then use these reports to set goals and find ways to cut back on energy consumption.
Control No Matter Where You Are
One of the best features of a Smart thermostat is that it allows you to control the whole system right from a phone or tablet. That means you can manage and monitor the system even when you are away from home. It can also send you temperature alerts when you are away and it can notify you if the settings have been changed.
With the app on your phone, you can even use it like a remote control for you home HVAC system. That means that you do not have to go to the thermostat if you want to make adjustments. You can even manage most of the settings and scheduling from your couch when you have the app on your smartphone or tablet.