If you’re a thrifty homeowner, you probably wait until it gets really hot to turn on your central air—and super cold before your switch on the heat. But there are better ways to conserve energy and save money on your electricity bill in the summer and winter. A smart thermostat is the most convenient way to control your home’s temperature remotely and ensure the air or heat isn’t blasting when you’re not even home to feel it. After all, according to Energy Star, 42 percent of the average annual electric bill in the U.S. is dedicated just to heating and cooling. With a smart thermostat, you could potentially save hundreds by scaling back your AC without sweating this summer.
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