Smart thermostat on a wall.

How to Save Money With a Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats provide a number of benefits over manual thermostats and even programmable thermostats. As with the latter, they allow you to create a regular heating and cooling schedule so that your home stays at the temperature you want when you want. But smart thermostats, true to their name, can automatically create heating and cooling schedules by learning what your temperature preferences are. They also boast:

  • A built-in geofencing feature
  • Wireless Internet connection
  • Remote access via smartphone app


The geofencing feature encompasses your home and lets the thermostat know when you're away and when you're coming back so that the thermostat can adjust temperatures accordingly. You can feel confident that the temperatures it sets are always the most conducive to energy savings, removing any need for guesswork.

Wi-Fi Connectivity

By being able to access your smart thermostat not just through the digital interface but also through your smartphone, you can make temperature changes regardless of where you are. The smartphone app additionally provides real-time information like:

  • The cost of heating and cooling
  • Your energy history
  • Humidity levels

The app can alert you to any unusual temperature changes as well. These may be due, for instance, to a malfunctioning HVAC system or to a door or window left open.

Your Estimated Savings

According to the EPA, just having a programmable thermostat can save homeowners an average of $180 a year on their energy bills. Throw in the ability of smart thermostats to create energy-efficient schedules and alert you to sudden energy loss, and the savings can be much higher. Smart thermostats can even let you know when the HVAC system needs a tune-up: another essential part of keeping energy costs down.

For all of your heating and cooling needs, contact Jack Frost Heating & Air Conditioning at (973) 520-0505.