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Smart Thermostats Can Cut Utility Costs

June 13, 2018
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June 13, 2018 Armor Alarms

Smart Thermostats Can Cut Utility Costs

Utility bills can have a huge impact on your business, particularly when you’re operating from several locations. Fortunately, investing in smart thermostats for your stores can help reduce your energy consumption. Here’s how it works:

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  • Remote control. You can adjust the temperature in all your locations within a few seconds, thanks to the remote control function of smart thermostats. This lessens the need for manpower hours to manually adjust the thermostats should your employees feel too warm or too cold.
  • Thermostat lock. Getting smart thermostats for your stores means that you can take advantage of its thermostat lock feature. There are countless instances where one department would feel too warm and want to adjust the temperature, while another department would feel too cold. As a result, the temperature in your stores would be seesawing back and forth, thereby driving up your energy costs. With thermostat lock, there is a specified range of temperature, so you can avoid overzealous employees adjusting the temperature as they please. The environment then will be at a comfortable level for everyone.
  • Auto-away feature. Smart thermostats for your stores will not be very smart if they can’t learn from the working habits of your employees. A smart thermostat setup for a business has an auto-away feature, which means it will automatically shut down once business hours are over. You no longer have to worry if your employees have shut off the thermostat because it will do so on its own. What’s more, once an employee arrives in the morning for the start of their shift, then the thermostat will automatically kick on to warm things up or cool things down.
  • Reduce energy costs. Finally, you will be able to monitor which of your locations are incurring pricier bills for energy consumption. You can analyze the data, find out what is causing the surge in energy consumption and apply the most favorable settings across all your stores. This will help you save money in the long run.

There are many more benefits to getting a smart thermostat for your business. For more information on what a smart thermostat can do for you, contact Armor Alarms at 913.201.4959.