Have you considered a WiFi Smart Thermostat? Are you still relying on your dial, or slide type HVAC thermostat controls? You may set the temperature at a certain degree, but do you get the setting you want? Plus, running back and forth to adjust your thermostat is a nuisance.
Every degree your inaccurate controls are off can cost you 3% of your annual energy expense. And what about those areas in your home and business that are not always in use?
You may want to consider an upgrade to a ‘Programmable’ or ‘WiFi’ thermostat. If you seek to control and maintain a comfortable and energy efficient home or place of business, a ‘Smart’ thermostat offers a programmable unit allowing you to use your computer, cell phone and internet to program and monitor your settings. What will you achieve with a WiFi thermostat?
- It is capable of adjusting your home’s temperature from any room in the house, from the office or on a trip.
- The temperature you select is what you’ll get.
- It can save money.
- You can preheat or cool your home as you return from a trip.
- You may receive email alerts when your home temperatures are too high or too low.
What Have Researchers Revealed About ‘Smart’ Technology?
Experts say that 2020 will be the year that the ‘smart’ home will reach mainstream usage. A survey by Coldwell Banker Real Estate, LLC suggests that the time may arrive even sooner. Polling over 4,000 Americans, they discovered that almost half (45%) either own ‘smart’ home technology or plan to invest in it in 2016. And these figures aren’t only for the tech-savvy. Many say they would install ‘smart’ technology when selling their home if it will advance the sale.
Things to Consider Before you Decide.
Will this be the only automated or ‘smart’ system you’ll have in your home? If so, there is no need to worry about what device you will use to control it with. But if you already have a ‘smart’ system, you’ll need to ask your installer if the thermostat you have in mind is compatible.
What if the power goes out? Your ‘smart’ system becomes ‘dumb’. You won’t be able to control the system remotely. Plus, you need to be sure the batteries in your remote controller are always fresh.
If you control your HVAC system through your home internet, you’ll lose your ability to monitor and adjust the system if the power goes out, or your internet goes down.
What do WiFi Smart Thermostat Manufacturers Have to Say?
To name a few:
Aprilaire – WiFi Thermostats with SmartIAQ® (Indoor Air Quality) are designed so homeowners can control all aspects of indoor air, including temperature, humidity, air purity, and fresh air, all from a single, easy-to-use App. It has event-based technology for air-cleaning, ventilation, automatic humidity control, heat blast temperature-override and away and vacation modes.
Honeywell Intl. Inc. – relies on the IFTTT (IF This happens, Then That occurs) software application that allows consumers to automatically link and manage their Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostats using IFTTT ‘Recipes’. If the temperature outside reaches a specific degree, the thermostat is capable of turning off or on the HVAC system, and it can detect through an owner’s digital calendar if they are traveling, and adjust the levels accordingly.
We know that 90 percent of Americans have a desire to automate their homes in some way and are clamoring for new ways to be in control of and in sync with everything that happens with their homes,” said Jeremy Eaton, president, Honeywell Connected Home. “With Honeywell Recipes on IFTTT, consumers can now use and connect with their thermostats even more easily, however and whenever they want.”
Nest – The 3rd Generation Nest Learning Thermostat now has a slimmer profile, high-resolution screen that is 40% larger and an updated user interface for ease in reading temperatures, alerts and messages. Maxine Veron, head of hardware product marketing with Nest says;
Millions of Nest homes around the world have saved approximately 4 billion kilowatt hours of energy compared to what they would have used if they’d left their thermostats at a consistent temperature.”
Not only can upgrading bring comfort and energy efficiency to your home, but also to your place of business, industry and office. The savings gained with a WiFi system greatly offsets the cost of these installations.
Businesses, restaurants and churches have found enormous benefits with ‘Smart’ Wi-Fi Thermostat capabilities due to the variations in temperatures from the kitchen to the dining area, to spaces less used or used intermittently.
At ABEL Heating and Cooling we have the training and expertise to help you make a smart decision, and to install and maintain a ‘Smart’ Thermostat in your home or commercial building.
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