To understand the benefits of wifi thermostats it is necessary to first understand what they are. Depending on your generation, it might sound like some fancy and complicated technology that is difficult to use and understand. Simply put, a wifi thermostat is just a thermostat that connects to the internet through your home’s wifi network without a wired connection. Wifi thermostats allow you to control your heating or cooling system through the internet on your phone, computer, or tablet.
Benefits of Wifi Thermostats
Wifi technology has enabled people to control almost every aspect of their life with the touch of a button. Why should your HVAC system be any different? Because wifi thermostats can be a little pricier than traditional thermostats, our experts wanted to share some of the unique features and benefits of upgrading to a smart thermostat.
Low Energy Costs
Operating your HVAC system is likely the most significant monthly expense. A wifi thermostat can substantially lower your monthly bill with its energy-saving technology and features. Your smart thermostat can automatically adjust the temperature of your home based on the time of day, who’s at home, and the temperature outside. A wifi thermostat can track and measure your energy use and automatically take advantage of energy-saving opportunities.
While every wifi thermostat manufacturer claims different levels of savings, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat that Dick Hill and Son uses can save customers up to 26% on combined heating and cooling costs.
One of the many energy-saving opportunities, besides automatic adjustments, is allowing homeowners to operate their heating and cooling systems remotely. If you’re on vacation or away from the house for a while, you can turn the system down to help save money. It also allows you to make sure your home is always at optimal comfort levels. Simply open up the app on your way home, and with the click of a button, make sure you come home to the ideal temperature. Also, operating remotely doesn’t have to mean being away from home. If the temperature drops at night, turn the heat up without getting out of bed.
Another way to keep HVAC costs down is with regular maintenance and service to your system. An inefficient HVAC system can result in more energy use and a higher monthly bill than usual. Wifi thermostats not only remind you about regular maintenance, like changing air filters and scheduled tune-ups, but they also monitor and alert you if there is an issue or problem with your system that needs immediate attention so you can have HVAC contractors there right away.
Not only can you receive mobile alerts if your HVAC system needs maintenance or an emergency repair, but you can also get notifications if your home is getting too hot or too cold. For parents with children who like to adjust the thermostat, you can get a message if the temperature goes outside of your set ranges.
Call Dick Hill and Son for Your Wifi Thermostat
A wifi thermostat is an easy-to-use and convenient way to give you total control of your HVAC system at all times. It will save you money and provide peace of mind that your home is always at a comfortable temperature for you and your family. At Dick Hill and Son, our expert HVAC contractors are ready for your wifi thermostat installation today! Just give us a call at 765-966-1300.