Why upgrade to a Wi-Fi thermostat?

November 18, 2014

Smart Thermostats are Pretty Smart Unless you’re living in an older home, it’s quite likely that you’ve made the switch to a programmable thermostat a while back. Programmable thermostats are absolutely key to saving money on energy costs. If you’re ready for an upgrade, it might be time to consider a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, also known as a smart thermostat. Smart thermostats are digital systems that are integrated with your home’s internet network. Some are also integrated within home security systems. The major benefit of a smart thermostat is the ability to control it remotely with your computer or cell phone from anywhere with a wireless connection. This allows you to make adjustments from your bed, your couch, your office, or on your vacation. Like traditional programmable thermostats, smart thermostats will likely be programed for a regular daily schedule. The ability to access it remotely allows you to make changes as needed. Leaving work early? Turn up the heat so you come home to a warm house. Going on vacation? Increase the heat on your way home. Many of these systems provide you with maintenance reminders, weather alerts, and energy-use reports. Maintenance reminders take the hassle out of remembering when...

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