So far it has not been too hot in Central Texas. Inevitably, the heat is on the way. If your morning routine is like most American families, busy and chaotic, then you might forget to turn the thermostat up or down as you leave the house in the morning. With a wireless connection to your thermostat you can take care of this issue once you arrive at work with a quick check on your smartphone. You can also, turn the AC down so it is nice and cool when you arrive home from work after sitting in the awful Austin traffic. Many aspects of our daily lives have been made easier through the comfort and convenience of wireless connections. Knowing that many important details in our lives are only a finger tap away has changed how we live our lives. For better or worse, we have become a wirelessly connected society.
With a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, or Smart Thermostat, homeowners are able to remotely control the temperatures in their home. This creates a more energy efficient way of living. If you are considering installing a Smart Thermostat and wondering about the benefits, here are some facts to help you make your decision.
Wi-Fi enabled thermostats can be accessed from anywhere there is an Internet connection. With the help of your mobile device, you can access your heating or cooling system from literally anywhere you are. All you need is a stable Internet connection.
Smart thermostats are designed to be user friendly. They are able to send alerts when there is a system issue, indicate when system maintenance is needed, and temperatures can easily be programmed from anywhere you have an Internet connection.
The EPA’s Energy Star program, estimates that homes with a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat saves an average of $180 per year on heating and cooling. That kind of savings can really add up over time.
Smart thermostats do a superior job of communicating with you homes heating and cooling system. This allows your system to work at peak performance levels, saving you money.
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Like we mentioned above, most families are busy and going in many different directions. A Wi-Fi thermostat comes with the option of being a “learning” model that will turn off when you leave the house and turn back on in time to adjust the temperature to your desired setting before you arrive home. The thermostat will learn to keep your home comfortable while you are there and power down and save energy when you are not. All you have to do is go about your life, as normal and the thermostat will learn your habits!
1st AC and Heating is here to help you select the model of thermostat that is best for your home and needs. Call today to schedule a consultation with a heating and cooling professional.