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Controlling the Wi-Fi enabled iDevices Thermostat from anywhere with your phone, or using the voice assistant of your choice to adjust the temperature is a game-changer for your home, especially in terms of convenience. But the iDevices Thermostat also includes several features to help you save on energy costs and reduce your impact on the energy grid, especially during periods of extremely hot or cold weather.
Slash inefficiency with schedules
The robust scheduling feature available in the iDevices Connected app allows you to program your Thermostat seven days a week. Schedules are embedded into the product, so they won’t skip a beat, even if you happen to lose Wi-Fi connectivity. You can also interrupt schedules at any moment if your routine changes.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, you can save at least 10 percent annually on heating and cooling costs with a simple daily schedule — set your thermostat back 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day from its normal setting. With the iDevices Thermostat, you can set up to 24 schedules per week. It’s normally difficult to keep track of so many schedules, but the iDevices Connected app makes it simple to monitor and edit your schedules at will.
Conserve smarter with automation
Some simple automation via the iDevices Connected app can help keep your home’s HVAC system from working harder and less efficiently than it needs to. Often, the biggest challenge to saving energy and living more efficiently is remembering to make those little adjustments throughout the day. With automation, your home will adjust without you having to think twice.
The Department of Energy notes you can “easily save energy” in the winter by setting your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re awake and home, and setting it lower while you’re sleeping or away. You can follow the same strategy in the summer by keeping the house warmer than normal while you’re away. With Home Triggers, you can set your iDevices Thermostat to automatically adjust any time you arrive or leave home. You can also create Scenes that play on a schedule or are activated via a Home, Product, Location Trigger. With Scenes, you can also specify thermostat mode, humidity, and fan mode. So, depending on the time of day or whether someone is home or not, your thermostat can automatically adjust to the most efficient setting.
Fine tune for optimal performance
Several features built into the iDevices Thermostat can help you heat and cool your home more efficiently.