Each time we open our electric bill, we become acutely aware of how much the summer heat of Florida costs us as we try to remain cool. One way to save during those warm spells is to sweat it out and hope that it ends soon, which, in this area, is usually shortly after Christmas. If that doesn’t appeal to you, there is another much easier way to relieve that financial pain. We can now combat high energy bills through intelligent climate management in both our homes and businesses by using smart “connected” energy-saving thermostats.

Honeywell’s Z-Wave Thermostat enables automatic control with Honeywell’s leading “Connected (Smart) Security Systems.” Precise temperature control enables ZWSTAT to provide better comfort, fewer temperature swings, and conserve more energy. Different from a traditional programmable thermostat, the Honeywell ZWSTAT learns how long the air conditioning and furnace take to reach programmed settings, so the temperature is reached at the scheduled time. Additionally, changes to schedules and real time setting can be made from the convenience of your smart phone or smart pads. Keypad Lockouts can also be created to keep temperature setting limited to a maximum/minimum setting. This is ideal for retail and residential applications where employees and children may attempt to adjust thermostats.

There are even Auto Change Over features that can automatically change between heating and cooling based upon the indoor temperature. As a result, you do not have to manually change the thermostat to keep room temperatures consistent, no matter how much it may vary. The Honeywell programmable thermostats can save you up to 33% on annual heating and cooling costs.

By upgrading your present security system to one that is a Smart “Connected” one by Honeywell, you will probably save the cost of installation before the first year is over. So, if you are tired of paying high energy bills, consider letting the new technology help you out.

Article originally published in Tampa Bay Magazine, September/October 2014 Edition: mys1s.net/1uueQ08

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