Your home’s thermostat is designed to give you complete control over your air conditioning and heating system. You’ll be able to alter the temperature, schedule heating at the appropriate times, and set up cooling/heating zones around your house.
In the past, thermostats were wired directly to an HVAC system. Today, however, wireless thermostats provide the same connectivity and control while offering more convenience and technology to utilize.
Why Choose a Smart Thermostat?
The primary reason why homeowners today are opting for a wireless thermostat is because of the increased control. You can program your home’s internal temperature to match your schedule. For example, if you’re at work all day, then you won’t need the house as cool. It would be a waste of money. But before you return, you’re going to want to walk into a cool home. You can program the system to turn on just before your return so you still enter into a comfortable home.
Furthermore, a smart thermostat can be remotely controlled. With the right app, you don’t even have to get off the couch to turn up the heat during the cold of winter.
Read more about the history of thermostats.
Features of Smart Thermostats
- Convenient Programming – A smart thermostat lets you control your schedule and preferences. Some even learn your schedule and adapt your HVAC system to meet your needs.
- Wireless Connectivity – You can connect your new thermostat directly to your mobile phone, computer, or tablet wirelessly.
- Usage Data – A smart thermostat will compile useful data regarding energy use, so you can fine-tune your home and system to increase monthly savings.
- Maintenance Alerts – Today’s systems provide maintenance alerts to help keep you on top of the system. You’ll be notified when to change the air filter, for example, and receive diagnostics to help with HVAC repairs.