Although some people like to say we have no seasons in Florida, that doesn’t mean our weather doesn’t still experience mild changes, especially as we turn the corner to autumn. As we enter the fall months, Florida weather does, in fact, experience several notable changes.

Florida temperatures often drop in the fall months, and the humidity becomes milder and more bearable, with lower average daily temperatures each day. We also typically see less rain during these cooler months. Any Floridian knows and looks forward to these changes in the fall weather after a long and scorching summer.

Adjusting the WiFi-enabled thermostat properly can help you ensure your LifeStyle home is comfortable and running efficiently no matter the season. Even better, knowing how to properly use the features that come with your smart thermostat can save you up to 10% per year on your energy bill.

In this article, we’ll go over a few important considerations when adjusting your smart thermostat for changing Florida weather conditions.

Adjusting Smart Features
Having a smart thermostat can be a great way to make your life easy as it gives you one less thing to worry about. Be sure to take advantage of all of your thermostat’s smart features, such as creating an automatic schedule for your system. A set schedule will allow your thermostat to adapt to your home’s environment as it changes and make automatic adjustments as the temperature fluctuates. You no longer have to worry about not being there to turn the thermostat up or down when there’s a sudden change in the weather–as we so often see in the Sunshine State.

Save Energy
One of our favorite features of certain smart thermostats is the energy reports they provide. These detailed reports can help you track your household’s energy usage and consumption, which can help you analyze and identify the areas or times when your family uses the most energy. You can use these features to make adjustments in your daily routine and your thermostat schedule in order to save a significant chunk of change on your utility bills. 

Remote Management of Temperatures
Most smart thermostats come with the ability to adjust your home’s thermostat remotely. This means you can change the temperature with the click of a button from anywhere in the world. While you are away, manage the temperature of your home easily from your Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat’s compatible apps. During the changing fall temperatures, this feature can be especially helpful to maintain the desired temperature of your home, as well as give you some peace of mind while you’re on the road by allowing you to monitor your home’s temperature and make any necessary changes.

HVAC Maintenance
As temperatures begin to cool slightly in the fall, it is a great time to schedule an AC tune-up for your home. This will allow you to conduct proper maintenance to ensure your air conditioning runs smoothly when the brutal summer months return. Regular maintenance, like changing air filters, and servicing of your smart thermostat and HVAC unit will ensure you’re maximizing efficiency and prolonging the lifespan of your unit and device.

Interested in learning more smart technologies available for homes? Learn more about LifeStyle Homes smart-home capabilities here. We’ve been building SunSmart and solar-powered homes for over a decade. You’ll be blown away to see the many energy-saving building features that can improve your home’s performance.