A thermostat is a means of making sure that a room or home is cooled or heated to a temperature the homeowner desires. The right thermostat is often essential if the person’s home or office space is to be heated or cooled effectively. Many types of thermostats are available for purchase. Most people own a standard thermostat. This kind of thermostat can provide basic heating and cooling choices that allow the homeowner to heat or cool their home as necessary.
How Does a Wi-Fi Thermostat Work?
Newer thermostats are also available. One of the most common is known as a wi-fi thermostat. A wi-fi offers several advantages over that of the standard, traditional thermostat. The wi-fi thermostat works by allowing the user to program it to their exact specifications. The user can do so when standing directly in front of the thermostat or from a cell phone or other device that uses wi-fi technology and allows for internet access.
Can It Save Me Money?
This kind of thermostat thus offers the homeowner several important advantages over traditional thermostats. These advantages can help the homeowner potentially save money on their heating and cooling bills. A wi-fi thermostat allows the user to make very specific changes in their home’s use of heating and cooling energy. For example, if you come home everyday at five in the evening but aren’t home the rest of the day, you can program the thermostat to start heating your home to your desired temperature before you get home. You can also program the heat to remain off when you are not home.
This can help the user save money when they are not home by not having the heat on unnecessarily. The user can also program the thermostat from a remote location. If they are running late, this means they can use their smartphone to make sure the heat isn’t on until much later. The user may later find out that their wife will be home earlier than expected. They can have the wi-fi thermostat turned on a little earlier in order to provide a warm home when she walks in the door.
A wi-fi thermostat can also help users track down how much money they are spending on heating and cooling costs and suggest ways to reduce such costs. This can easily help the buyer pay off the cost of purchasing the thermostat and have lowered energy costs as well.
Is the varying temperature in your Boise home making you consider a thermostat installation? Call Wickstrom Plumbing Heating & Cooling today at (208) 466-9447 for top quality installation services.