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New research finds nearly 30% of US high-speed internet households would buy a smart thermostat

Smart thermostats play an increasingly important role in home energy use these days. (Source: eBay)
Smart thermostats play an increasingly important role in home energy use these days. (Source: eBay)
Thermostats are just another household items that have been made smart over the last number of years. They have developed to the point that they can implement automatic usage plans, including those remotely set or sent by an energy company, in order to save money. A new study shows that more US households are interested in these functions.
Deirdre O Donnell,

The thermostat is yet another device that can be rendered smart these days. These products, marketed by companies such as Nest, Ecobee and Honeywell, can be installed and set up by their users. Alternatively, they can be provisioned by an energy company and even enact heating or cooling patterns set by the same.

According to a new study on these products, US households with high-speed internet are increasingly interested in those kinds of services. In fact, a growing number of them would prefer their thermostat to deliver an automated program in order to save on energy costs.

This research also shows that 13% of these households currently report smart thermostat ownership, 42% of which would be open to their respective energy company taking control of this aspect of their smart home in order to manage their expenditures. Furthermore, 29% more intend to join them in 2020.

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Parks Associates

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-02- 5 (Update: 2020-02- 5)
Deirdre O'Donnell
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.