You’ve probably noticed that Wi-Fi thermostats are becoming more and more popular, and there are good reasons for that. Most of the Wi-Fi thermostats on the market today fall into the high-performance category, meaning they have all the features of a good digital thermostat. But they have additional benefits, as well. Here are three top reasons to seriously consider installing a Wi-Fi thermostat as part of your heating and cooling (HVAC) system.
For many, the convenience of being able to control heating and cooling remotely is enough of an incentive to install a Wi-Fi thermostat. And that makes sense because it’s so practical. If you’re on a business trip or vacation, you can instantly monitor and adjust your home’s environment. You can reprogram or override settings to meet changing needs, and you can ensure that your home is ready and comfortable when you return. Even if you’re at home, it can be very convenient to be able to control temperatures without having to get to the thermostat itself. If you’re in the kitchen cooking, watching the kids playing outside, or even enjoying the game from the comfort of your easy chair, you don’t have to interrupt your activities just to turn the temp up or down.
Peace of Mind
Related to convenience, just the ability to monitor and control the HVAC system gives many homeowners peace of mind that all is well while they’re away. But there are even more features to consider. Many Wi-Fi thermostats let you set notifications and alarms if your home’s temperature or humidity hits pre-set highs or lows. And if you’re not available to investigate or make changes, you can have those same notifications and alarms sent to other family members or neighbors to address the situation.
Of course, by being able to control your heating and cooling, you’re controlling your energy usage, as well. And doing so can result in significant energy savings, which translates to some extra cash in your pocket!
Convenience, peace of mind, and energy savings: three great reasons to look into installing a new Wi-Fi thermostat in your home. If you'd like to learn more about Wi-Fi thermostats, check out our previous articles on the Carrier Côr thermostat and how it works with existing HVAC systems.