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How a Wi-Fi Thermostat Can Benefit You

How a Wi-Fi Thermostat Can Benefit YouA Wi-Fi thermostat makes your home HVAC system accessible wherever you are in the world. Standard programmable thermostats — not to mention old, manual adjustment models — require your direct input to program schedules or change indoor temperatures. A Wi-Fi thermostat connects to your indoor network and can then be accessed using a smartphone app, or by password-protected browser on a tablet or laptop. Here are some of the nice things about installing a Wi-Fi thermostat.

  • Monitor your home environment away from home. It’s comforting to know the present condition of your house for the good of plants, pets, sensitive valuables, etc. Wi-Fi thermostats provide info about your current home temperature and humidity as well as display the history of temperature ranges over recent days. It’s valuable data to make informed decisions about remotely altering the present temperature or inputting changes to programmed schedules.
  • Simplified programming. Most homeowners find the format offered by the dedicated smartphone app or browser display to be more user-friendly and intuitive than programming the thermostat through direct inputs.
  • Wi-Fi thermostats are smarter thermostats. Many Wi-Fi models incorporate sensors to record the daily occupancy patterns in your house. From this information, the system automatically creates a schedule of temperature changes to fits your daily profile.
  • Stay informed about your system. In addition to allowing remote temperature monitoring and scheduled changes, a thermostat connected to your Wi-Fi network can provide you with updates about the health of your heating and cooling system including required maintenance issues like filter changes or special alerts to inform you of any malfunctions, such as the system unexpectedly shutting down.
  • Check up on outdoor conditions. Since the weather outside influences the indoor environment, many Wi-Fi thermostats include sensors to remotely inform you about temperature and humidity outdoors, as well. This helps you be informed when extreme temperatures occur such as cold spells or heat waves that require indoor temperature adjustments.

Upgrade to a Wi-Fi thermostat and stay connected to your home anytime, anywhere. Contact the HVAC pros at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company for more information.

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