Wi-Fi thermostats represent the latest advance in home thermostat and temperature technologies. With all of the radical advances brought about by Wi-Fi and mobile Internet, it was only a matter of time before this technological progress manifested itself in home temperature control. So what exactly is a Wi-Fi thermostat? Read on to find out!
Let’s consider our top-of-the-line Honeywell Prestige series “smart” thermostats. These thermostats are packed with numerous features that will both help you save on heating and cooling costs, and will also ensure maximum comfort. These thermostats are both highly programmable, and you can also control them from your smartphone and other devices.
Using Wi-Fi to Control Your AC and Heating
Wondering if that type of capability is really necessary? Well let’s use a thought experiment to illustrate when Wi-Fi control can become essential. Let’s say you wake up one especially hot summer morning. Being uncomfortable, you turn up the A/C. After all, you spent money having an air conditioner installed, why not use it? A few hours later, however, you head out to shoot some holes on the local golf course. Halfway through your game you realize you forgot to shut off the A/C! You won’t be home for hours and that whole time your A/C will be running! With a Wi-Fi thermostat, however, you could simply pull out your smart phone and shut your A/C off.
Or what if it’s a cool fall day? You’re getting off of work early for whatever reason and you’re about ready to leave for home. Then you remember that your heat is programmed to turn off after you leave for work in the morning. You could go home to a cold house, or you could pull out your trusty smartphone and turn the temperature up.
As you can see, there are tons of times when having a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat can really make a difference in both comfort and cost!
Smart Thermostats Can Pay for Themselves
Our top of the line thermostats are packed with tons of features besides Wi-Fi control capabilities. You will be able to program all of your venation, heating, and cooling systems to operate differently at different times. So you can automatically turn down the heat when you’re not home and do numerous other things. Of course, if you want to enjoy all of these extra features, you’ll have to pay a bit more money compared to a conventional thermostat. So it’s a fair question to wonder if a smart thermostat is really worth the extra money.
It’s true that a Wi-Fi thermostat will usually cost more money up front. The first thing you should keep in mind, however, is that the programmable features will help you save money over time. For example, you can program your thermostat to turn down temperatures during the day, while you’re at work, and to warm up the house before you come home. Or you could use your smartphone or computer to adjust temperatures at work.
These features help you save money – and don’t underestimate how quickly the savings can add up! In fact, the EPA has determined that households with smart thermostats actually save up to $180 dollars per year!
Best of all, Berner A/C offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Our customers are rarely anything short of fully satisfied, so you probably won’t be needing to take advantage of our program. That being said, we are a company that stands fully behind our products and services. So when you are looking to install a new heating and cooling system, or are looking to upgrade an older one, make sure you choose Berner A/C.