Replacing your old mechanical thermostat is like upgrading from a rotary dial to a smartphone. Sure, your rotary dial might still work but there’s so much more you can do with a smartphone!
Smart thermostats work on a learned behavior system. This means that your home’s heating system recognizes the times of the day and week when you’re most in-demand of heat. Smart thermostats can anticipate your arrival and many models can integrate with your smartphone for an even more precise experience.
Why does this matter? Because it saves you money by reducing the amount of wasted energy. Instead of your living space being heated constantly while you’re away, your home learns to manage heat cycles and only burns fuel when it’s beneficial.