The thermostat in your home lets you control the temperature by regulating your air conditioner or heater. Generally, these thermostats are wired directly to your HVAC system. A wireless thermostat, however, allows you to control the temperature in your home using your smartphone or another smart device with a wireless internet connection. Certain apps also allow you to remotely control your wireless thermostat even when you’re not home.
One of the main reasons for choosing a wireless thermostat is that it allows you to program your home’s temperature to match your schedule. Essentially, it allows you to use less energy cooling or heating your home when you’re not there, or to adjust the temperature before you get home.
With wireless thermostat control, you can automatically regulate the temperature in your home to maximize efficiency and comfort. The thermostat will adjust the temperature setting for you, so you don’t have to worry if you forgot to turn off the A/C before leaving, for instance. And making your home more energy-efficient saves you money every month.
A wireless thermostat can also adjust to the outside temperature, helping you regulate your energy usage during each season.
The remote features of a smart thermostat are also a huge plus. Want to turn the heat on before you arrive home so the house is warm and cozy when you arrive? It’s easy with the right app and a thermostat connected to your home’s WiFi.
A smart thermostat may cost more upfront than a programmable thermostat, but it is worth the money. If you already have a programmable thermostat and have been using it properly, then you may be wondering whether it is worth getting a smart thermostat instead. For most people, a smart thermostat is still an upgrade, because you will be able to fine-tune your energy use, remote control your heating and air conditioning, and get feedback and reminders about maintenance.
The potential savings can vary from home to home, depending on the temperature preferences you have and the energy costs you are looking at.
ENERGY STAR notes that the correct use of thermostats could save you around $180 each year. Note that ‘correct’ is dependent on the operator here. Using a smart thermostat removes a lot of the potential mistakes that could be made if you tried to program a thermostat yourself.
If you are interested in an upgrade to a wireless smart thermostat, contact us today at Denco Services and we’d be happy to discuss your options!