With intense summer temperatures nearing an end, fall brings a new set of temperature fluctuations that make it difficult to efficiently heat and cool homes. Smart thermostats are the perfect solution to not only save homeowners money but keep homes comfortable during fall’s mid-day heat and chilly nighttime temperatures.

From Google Nest and ecobee to Honeywell and Lux, some of the biggest names in technology are adding smart thermostats to their product lineups, but what truly makes thermostats worth the time, money and effort? Smart thermostats are an easy, convenient way to save on utility costs and overall energy use while keeping up with everyday life.

Smart thermostats can learn from individual behaviors to do the decision-making for homeowners and adjust automatically when the house is empty in addition to allowing users to control the thermostat setting remotely.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, a home’s heating and cooling costs can account for up to 50% of electric use annually. A home’s heating and cooling system is one of the largest users of energy. Replacing a traditional thermostat with a smart device can save users money, up to an estimated 10% a year, while maintaining comfort.

For maximum savings, Jackson EMC recommends setting the thermostat to 68 degrees in the winter. As a rule of thumb, heating costs will increase by 3% for each degree above 68 degrees. Click here to see more Ways to Save on Your Energy Bill.

Thanks to improved features and rebates from Jackson EMC, now is the perfect time to add a smart thermostat to your home. For more energy-saving tips check out, www.JacksonEMC.com or visit the Jackson EMC Facebook page.

Visit the Jackson EMC Marketplace for a $50 rebate on the purchase of a smart thermostat!*

*Residential Jackson EMC members receive an instant $50 rebate on the purchase of a smart thermostat from the Jackson EMC Marketplace.

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