Once upon a time, thermostats were simple devices with a couple of switches that controlled the fan and temperature. Today, thermostats have evolved into sophisticated devices that offer a broad range of features that help save energy and enhance home comfort. Many of today’s thermostats even offer Wi-Fi capability, giving you plenty of benefits commonly not found in other thermostats.
How It Works
By using your home’s own wireless Internet network, you can control your Wi-Fi thermostat from virtually any location with Internet access. There are plenty of free apps you can download onto your smartphone, tablet or other mobile device. Aside from the convenience of remote control, Wi-Fi thermostats offer many of the same features as a standard programmable thermostat and a few extras not seen anywhere else.
Not only are you able to control your Wi-Fi thermostat if you are away from home, but there are plenty of other benefits that come with using one of these devices to control your HVAC system:
- Many Wi-Fi thermostats offer full-color digital touch screens that display a broad range of information, including outdoor temperatures and humidity levels. Some models even let you change the on-screen background to best suit your home decor.
- You can receive periodic reminders from your thermostat for filter changes, coil cleanings and other important HVAC maintenance tasks.
- You can also receive weather alerts on your thermostat, allowing you to immediately adjust your settings accordingly.
- A single Wi-Fi thermostat app can control several thermostats at once, making these thermostats ideal for zoned HVAC system setups.
- With automatic updates, you’ll be able to keep your thermostat updated with the latest features and fixes.
To learn more about how a Wi-Fi thermostat can benefit your Coastal Bend home, contact the pros at CCAC today.
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