August 7, 2019
By Austin Heyen, Head of Aurora’s HVAC division
Is your thermostat still being controlled by a lever? Have you thought about making the transition to a Wi-Fi thermostat? The use of Wi-Fi technology continues to evolve and play a role in our daily lives, so it's not surprising that Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats are being installed in most newer homes.
With a Wi-Fi thermostat, your control over the comfort level in your home is enhanced, as is your ability to save significantly on your utility bill by programming an efficient temperature schedule. In fact, proper use of programmable Wi-Fi thermostats can help homeowners save up to $180 a year on their energy bill, according to ENERGYSTAR.GOV.
Remote Control Capabilities
When you install a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can control it from anywhere. Whether you're at work, or on the other side of the world, as long as you can access the internet, you can change the temperature. Let's say you're vacationing in balmy Florida, and you hear a snow storm is heading towards southeast ND. No worries about finding someone to go over to your house and turn up the heat. You can do it yourself, right on your touch screen.
These devices are also a great way to monitor conditions in your home while you're away. In the rare instance your furnace stops working, you'll get a report on it and can take action to keep pets, plants and pipes safe as you monitor temperatures inside and outside.
Easy to Operate
Some people find operating a programmable thermostat to be difficult. If that sounds like you, take heart. A Wi-Fi thermostat makes setting temperatures a breeze. Once you've downloaded the app, you can just set the temperature and times for your climate schedule by touching the screen, and you're done.
Understands Your Movements
A Learning Thermostat can come equipped with sensors that learn when you're home and away so that the thermostat can adjust the temperature for these times automatically. Wi-Fi thermostats may also be capable of detecting when your cell phone is within a certain range so that they can turn the temperature up or down prior to your arrival.
A Cost Effective Solution
With a regular thermostat, it’s easy to set a temperature and forget it, only to remember when you get your energy bill. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, homeowners have the ability to see their energy consumption over a specific period of time which can help determine the temperature they should be setting their home. Furthermore, Wi-Fi thermostats’ ability to adjust the temperature automatically based on whether you’re home or not can be a big cost savings. If you want to learn more on the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat give me a call at Aurora Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Cooling, 701-242-7202.