A smart thermostat, also known as a connected thermostat, makes it easy to monitor and control your home’s heating and air conditioning systems using a smartphone, computer or tablet. You can also set a schedule to reduce heating and cooling when you’re asleep or away from home.
What to Look For
- Choose an ENERGY STAR certified model that allows you to control your heating and cooling systems remotely through your smartphone, computer or tablet.
Things to Consider
- Before you purchase, make sure it will work with your home’s HVAC and electrical systems. Many popular models have online compatibility checkers.
- A smartphone, tablet, or computer is needed to get the most out of your smart thermostat’s remote monitoring and control capabilities.
- Lower your thermostat at night and when you’re away from home for several hours or more. You’ll save up to two per cent on your heating bill for every degree you roll back the temperature.
- Check with your municipality, utility or retailer to see if any rebates are available.
$200 to $500
Source: Natural Resources Canada