By now, you’ve probably heard of Wi-Fi thermostats. If you haven’t, Wi-Fi thermostats communicate with your home’s HVAC system, maintaining precise temperatures and allowing you to adjust your home’s temperature from anywhere with an Internet connection. These gadgets have been around for awhile, but their capabilities have increased dramatically over the past few years.
Disclaimer: Wi-Fi thermostats are typically more expensive than conventional ones. Although this is the case, Wi-Fi thermostats offer a lot of advantages and—in the long run—could save you some money. Is a Wi-Fi thermostat right for your home? This blog will outline the biggest advantages of making the switch.
Save Energy (and Money)
Have you ever accidentally left your AC running while you were away? Wi-Fi thermostats prevent such accidents from happening. Not only do these smart thermostats maintain consistent temperatures while you’re home, they also learn your schedule and adjust your home’s temperature when you’re away. This feature reduces your home’s energy usage and ultimately saves you money! Speaking of saving money, many Wi-Fi thermostats monitor your HVAC system’s power consumption and send you reports. These reports allow you to study—and potentially change—your usage habits to lower your monthly energy bill even more.
Adjust Temperatures From Anywhere
Many Wi-Fi thermostats have companion mobile applications, allowing you to control your home’s temperature from your phone. Whether you’re away on vacation or you just don’t want to get out of bed, this feature grants you both flexibility and control over your home’s environment—and sometimes that’s exactly what you need from your thermostat. Imagine that temperatures suddenly drop while you’re at work. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you don’t have to worry about your pipes freezing! Instead, you can simply warm your house from the office.
There’s a reason why Wi-Fi thermostats are also called smart thermostats. If something’s wrong, they’ll tell you. Let’s say your home experiences a dramatic change in temperature or the power goes out, temporarily disconnecting your thermostat. In instances such as these, your Wi-Fi thermostat will send you an email notification. When it comes to your home’s environment, using a Wi-Fi thermostat keeps you in the know.
There’s no getting past the fact that Wi-Fi thermostats are flat out easy to use. They are often easier to install than conventional thermostats, they look nice in your home and their mobile apps offer a pleasant user experience.
Thinking about upgrading to a Wi-Fi thermostat? Godby HPE can give you recommendations, make sure your thermostat is installed correctly and help you take advantage of all its functions. Schedule a thermostat assessment today—because a smart home is an efficient home.