The cost of heating and cooling a home or office space is often a large portion of an owner’s monthly expenses. Wi-Fi controlled thermostats are a modern wonder—they give the homeowner or property owner the ability to improve efficiency by having access to heating and cooling controls over the web.
Benefits of implementing a Wi-Fi controlled thermostat
Understanding how a Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat works is the first step in learning how to make it work for you. Basically, a Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat is a programmable device that allows the user to control the settings of a property over the internet using a computer or mobile device. A Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat benefits the homeowner in a number of different ways.
1. Control temperatures in an office or home without interrupting activities
You are able to alter the temperature settings of your home or office without having to physically walk over to the thermostat and adjust the settings. Whether you’re on vacation sitting on a beach, or in an important lunch meeting, you can change the settings on your thermostat without having to get up out of your seat. Being able to see the internal temperature of your home from miles away is also advantageous; you can remotely monitor whether there’s an issue with your furnace, which can prevent freezing pipes or other related issues.
2. Save money and time
A Wi-Fi-controlled thermostat allows a property owner to alter the temperature in their home or office anytime, as long as they have access to—and as long as the device is connected to—the web. This gives the user remote control over their heating and cooling systems. A homeowner can remotely adjust the temperature from their smartphone to save energy when no one is home.
3. Weather reports via email
Some Wi-Fi-controlled thermostats allow users to receive weather alerts via email when the weather changes near a property. This allows you to alter thermostat controls in response to weather alerts and ensure your heating and cooling systems are working at peak proficiency through drastic weather changes.
4. Alerts to change air filters
Some Wi-Fi controlled thermostats send text or email messages about maintenance issues, such as air filter replacement reminders. This takes the guesswork out of the equation and allows you to better keep your systems operating properly.
5. Smart Wi-Fi devices you don’t need to program
There are also “smart” Wi-Fi controlled thermostats called learning thermostats that property owners don’t need to continuously program. These devices keep track of the preferred settings of a homeowner over time, and automatically adjust the temperature when needed, helping to save time and money.
If you’re not properly maintaining and caring for your equipment, it can lessen its efficiency and shorten its operational life. Installing Wi-Fi controlled thermostats can save you money, time and the aggravation of dealing with equipment repairs.
If you’re interested in finding out more, contact a Mr. Furnace representative today!