You know you dread it…going to the mailbox and there it is…..your electric bill!
Does anyone ever feel good about opening that envelope? I doubt it.
Heating and cooling a home is the #1 energy hog in the home. How can you possibly keep your electric costs down? The answer might be a Smart Thermostat.
Most smart thermostats use data to help control your home’s heating and cooling. The goal is to optimize your home temperature and save money. They also let you control the temperature through your smartphone or device from anywhere.
We’ll break down the advantages of two of the more popular smart thermostats: The Carrier COR and the Nest.
Read on to see which one is right for you and your home.
The COR is great for homeowners who want to be on top of their bills and want to know exactly how their energy costs impact their expenses.
Perhaps the best feature of the COR is that it provides detailed reporting to let you know exactly what happened in your home.
The COR is an information powerhouse. It’s a great choice if you want to understand your energy spending habits and want to find ways to save money. It also helps keep your home pleasant automatically, by dealing with things like humidity control.
The COR is made by Carrier, so if you have a Carrier heating and cooling system, the COR will help you get the most out of all the features.
For example, according to Carrier, “If your system includes a Carrier heat pump and a furnace, its energy smart design can orchestrate their use as a Hybrid Heat® system to further stretch your energy dollars.”
For some, the COR might provide more information than you care for. However, it does enough on its own to be very effective and you don’t have to use the reports if you don’t want to.
The makers of Nest believe that most people (89%, according to them) who have programmable thermostats don’t actually set them. This means they lose out on any energy savings those thermostats would provide.
The best feature of the Nest is that it takes programming out of your hands by learning from your habits, which makes it great for people who don’t want to, or don’t like to set up devices.
If you’re a big hands-off person the Nest may be right for you. It’s easy to use and installation is relatively easy.
The Nest does learn your schedule, however it takes about 3 weeks to do so.
It really depends on your goals and habits. If you don’t make a lot of adjustments to your home temperature and don’t want to think about it, Nest may be right for you.
If you want to save money and have a device that will help to optimize the comfort of your home, COR may be better for you.
If you’re in the Greater Atlanta area and are interested in a smart thermostat, contact Coolray online today. We can help you with every aspect, from device choice to installation and setup.
If you have questions, ask one of our experts or call us directly at 770-421-8400.