WiFi Smart Thermostat: Pros & Cons

Smart Wifi Thermostat, Heating & Cooling TwoDoes a smarter home sound appealing and convenient? With Wi-Fi capability and remote access, a smart thermostat can give you peace of mind and cut monthly energy costs. Here are a few benefits you will enjoy when you upgrade your HVAC system with a smart thermostat.

Remote Access

Control your system with your smartphone, tablet or laptop from anywhere in the world. No more worrying that you left your heat on! Download an app on your device to adjust your thermostat from the beach or the mountain lodge.

Alerts & Reminders

While it can be easy to forget about the wellbeing of your HVAC system, a smart thermostat monitors your equipment can will alert you if something isn’t working correctly. It will also send you service reminders and let you know if your home’s temperature dips above or below the limits you set.

Programming

Set your home’s temperature by the hour every day of the week for big savings on monthly and annual energy expenses. The customizable color touch-screen display is user-friendly and offers security with password protection and locking features.

Learning Ability

Your smart thermostat will learn your preferences and automatically lower and raise your home temperature accordingly. You can review the daily schedule and then make changes as you see fit.

While a smart thermostat can offer many benefits to your home, there are a couple caveats to consider.

Initial Cost

While smart thermostats can help you save money over time, they can be four times more expensive than conventional thermostats. The investment makes sense for homeowners, but may not be a wise move for apartment renters and those planning a move.

Compatibility

Not all HVAC systems are compatible with smart thermostats. Generally, smart thermostats work with most 24-volt heating and cooling systems including forced-air, hydronic, heat pump, oil, gas and electric systems and are not compatible with gas fireplaces and electric baseboard heat. While some wireless thermostats are not designed to use the internet and only operate within your home, others can be controlled online. Do your research before pulling the trigger!

A smart thermostat can make your home more comfortable, increase convenience and reduce monthly utility expenses. Does this technology sound right for you? Upgrade your home with a smart thermostat – Contact Us today! Visit HeatCool2.com or call 763.428.3677

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