Nowadays, with our smartphones basically glued to our hands and nomophobia* on the rise, it’s almost self-explanatory why the smart home market is exploding – in a good way. If you are thinking about making your life easier as well, getting a smart thermostat is the easiest way to turn your four walls into a smart home. A thermostat connected to the internet allows you to set a lower temperature whilst you are not at home, saving costs and energy. However, if you are in the market for smart thermostats, there are a few things you should consider before taking the plunge.

*nomophobia (noun) – An abnormal, irrational fear of being without one’s mobile device, or of being unable to communicate using one’s mobile device. (http://www.nomophobia.com/)

A smart thermostat – is it worth it?

You might argue that it is possible to save energy with ‘normal’, old-fashioned thermostats. This is true to a degree, but only if they are programmed correctly, and studies have shown that most users never do this, let alone adjust it based on their changing needs. There are many more important things going on in your life than maintaining your heating schedule, which is why it’s often ignored. This results in empty homes being heated across the country – which is not only a huge waste of energy, but a burden on the environment. This is just one of the many reasons why you should look for a smarter solution.