Our ability to maintain a comfortable temperature inside our homes is a lot easier these days than in the time of the Ancient Greeks, who were the first to come up with a device to accomplish this. Since then, we’ve had inventions ranging from the first electric thermostat in the 1880s to the first programmable devices in the 1980s and 90s.
Now we have smart thermostats that can be voice-controlled or even controlled from a Wi-Fi enabled device when you aren’t at home. They can also run your HVAC system more efficiently, so you stay more comfortable in your home, and with your utility bills. An upgrade to a smart thermostat could pay for itself quicker than you think considering the monthly savings as well as the maintenance and repairs that may not be needed as often due to the more efficient management of its resources by a smart thermostat.
Today’s thermostats are more technologically advanced than any before them, but does that pose a safety problem? Our homes are becoming more intelligent. Unfortunately, that means that hackers and other unpleasant people are becoming smarter as well. The good news is that it’s just as easy to keep your smart thermostat and other smart devices secured as it is to secure a home computer, laptop, or phone. When done correctly, the security of your smart devices is something you won’t have to worry about and you won’t have to worry about getting up from watching the game or your favorite streaming show to adjust the thermostat either.