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How Smart Is it Investing in a Smart Thermostat

Published April 26, 2022
Written by Eric Smith
How Smart Is it Investing in a Smart Thermostat

They are simple and sleek in design but not short on brains! These tiny puck sized thermostats have eyes and a mind of their own…well figuratively speaking. However, they are not for everyone!

A “smart” thermostat learns your family’s patterns and adjusts accordingly. The furnace experts at Austin Plumbing Heating & Air run thousands of service and maintenance calls every year, and according to our non-scientific survey, very few of our clients with programmable thermostats actually run the system on a program. The reasons for this differ, but the main reason we hear for not programming the thermostat is that it’s too complicated to operate and/or the client’s schedule varies too much from day to day.

The “smart” thermostat solves the problem of the ever-changing schedule. Working from home today? No problem…the “smart” thermostat knows that you are home and knows not to set the temperature back. 

Going on vacation? No problem…the “smart” thermostat knows you haven’t been around for a while and adjusts accordingly. Most of the “smart” thermostats even know what the weather forecast is for the upcoming days, and they use that information to determine set points. Plus, you can allow access from any smartphone or tablet so you can adjust the temp from anywhere, anytime, and monitor your home while you’re gone!

The utility companies that serve Waukesha County and Washington County say a “smart” thermostat can save up to $120 per year! That’s huge savings and amounts to a 30% return on investment. In a few short years, the “smart” thermostat has paid for itself including installation, and starts putting $100 bills into your pocket after that.

THIS IS IMPORTANT… Right now, there is a $75 rebate being offered by FOE for “smart” thermostats installed by a professional. All you have to do is call Austin Plumbing Heating & Air and schedule an appointment with a Guru to have your new “smart” thermostat installed. (We’ll even take care of all the paperwork for you!)

Let’s face it…we’re all going to be buying gas to heat our homes as long as we live in Wisconsin. That being true, any investment advisor would agree that a $75 cash back rebate, plus a 30% ROI on a minimal investment in your home’s comfort and efficiency is a real no brainer! Plus, they are pretty cool if you are a tech minded person.

Austin Plumbing Heating & Air are experts in HVAC service and replacement serving all of Waukesha County and Washington County. Our number one priority is providing the highest level of service! 

About The Author: Eric Smith
Eric Smith is a 3rd generation State of Wisconsin Master Plumber, Water Well Pump Installer, Plumbing Contractor, Water Well Contractor, HVAC Contractor and Water Treatment Expert and the owner of Austin Plumbing, Heating & Air.