Wi-Fi enabled thermostats are a fairly new concept, but they are making waves in the market.
Wi-Fi thermostats offer benefits to homeowners that were previously unimaginable. It is helping homeowners use their HVAC systems more effectively and cut down on their heating and cooling costs. Here are some tips that will help you make the right decision about Wi-Fi thermostats.
Do You Travel Often?
Does it ever happen to you that you leave your home and forget to set your programmable thermostat or adjust your manual thermostat? Do you step in and out of your home several times a day? If your answer is yes, then a programmable thermostat can be the best option for you. By investing in a Wi-Fi thermostat, you have the ability to regulate the temperature of your home from an electronic device such as tablet, PC, laptop, or cell phone. You can turn on your HVAC system just before you are about to reach home. This way, you do not waste any energy when you are not at home.
Wi-Fi Thermostat That is Compatible with Your HVAC System
There is a wide variety of Wi-Fi thermostats available in the market and choosing the right one for your HVAC system can be a tough task. Be sure to call Air Excellence Heating and Cooling before you make a choice. There are a few things that you need to keep in mind. About 50% of homes in the U.S. have a C-Wire that provides low voltage power to the thermostat to enable functions such as keeping the back light on. For most Wi-Fi thermostats to operate correctly, you will need this C-wire in your home.
If you do not have this wire, you will need to select a thermostat that does not require one. If your HVAC system requires a high voltage thermostat, for example, more than 24 volts, then the Wi-Fi thermostat may not work. Before you make a purchase, check the compatibility table that is available on the manufacturer’s website.
St. Louis Thermostat Installation
Wi-fi thermostats vary significantly in cost and sophistication. Some Wi-Fi thermostats also come with installation instructions on an app and you can simply install the app and follow the instructions. However, in a large majority of instances it is best to call in an HVAC technician if you want installation to be performed correctly.
St. Louis Air Conditioning Company
The usefulness of a Wi-Fi thermostat largely depends on your needs. If you stay at home for a large part of the day and can easily change temperature using your programmable thermostat, then investing in a Wi-Fi enabled one may not be advisable. However, if you are always on the go, then a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat can help you save energy and make things more convenient for you. Call Air Excellence Heating and Cooling at (636) 980-0998 to learn more about your options.