UTIL­I­TIES EN­COUR­AGE EN­ERGY SAV­INGS WITH SMART THER­MOSTATS

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As tem­per­a­tures drop and win­ter looms, home­own­ers and prop­erty man­agers are sweep­ing chim­neys, in­su­lat­ing pipes and swap­ping screens for storm win­dows.

They’re also go­ing be­yond tra­di­tional win­ter­iz­ing by in­stalling smart ther­mostats and home en­ergy mon­i­tors aim­ing to lower util­ity bills.

Smart ther­mostats — which let con­sumers ad­just their home tem­per­a­tures re­motely us­ing any in­ter­net-con­nected de­vice — are among the most pop­u­lar smart home tech­nolo­gies, gen­er­at­ing $1.3 bil­lion in sales glob­ally in 2017, ac­cord­ing to Nav­i­gant Re­search. Some mod­els use ge­ofenc­ing tech­nol­ogy and mul­ti­ple sen­sors placed through­out the house to ad­just tem­per­a­tures in in­di­vid­ual rooms when a res­i­dent walks in, max­i­miz­ing com­fort and ef­fi­ciency.

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