When was the last time you checked your home’s thermostat or altered the program? Chances are that once you wrestled with the instruction manual for the initial setup, you never touch it again. Let’s face it, like most of us, you are probably baffled by the complexities of programmable thermostats, and this means that you may be paying more for your heating and cooling than you need to. Luckily, new WiFi thermostats have arrived that can optimize your home climate control and help reduce heating and cooling costs.
So What’s the Big Deal?
What are the advantages of using WiFi thermostats for your HVAC control?
- Once installed, some WiFi thermostats learn about your lifestyle and automatically optimize your home climate while minimizing energy consumption.
- Instead of fiddling with dials and switches, you can view your heating data on your phone, tablet or computer, even while you are away.
- Some models even pick up the local weather information from the Internet for more precise heating or cooling.
- Additional sensors can be fitted throughout the house, and even outside if you wish, so that you can have a complete overview of your home climate.
- Certain systems come with a portable sensor so that temperatures can be automatically regulated as you move from room to room leading to further improvements in energy efficiency.
The Next Steps
If you are interested in adding one or more WiFi thermostats to your home’s HVAC system, what’s next? The first thing to do is talk to a trusted HVAC pro so that you make the right choices. Numerous different models are available so getting professional advice will make sure that your choice is compatible with your heating and cooling system and has the features that you need. Simple WiFi thermostats can often be installed by the homeowner, but more complex systems require professional installation. The choice is yours, but this is a great opportunity to take advantage of new technology to simplify your life, as well as help reduce your heating and cooling bills.
If you live in Phoenix or the surrounding area, and are interested in taking that next step, please contact us at Wolff Mechanical today.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in the Phoenix Valley area of Arizona about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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