Are you thinking about wireless HVAC? Taking the plunge can seem a little daunting. You want to know if the benefits are worth the cost of changing to this type of system. Here are some of the advantages of switching to wireless HVAC.
Wireless HVAC systems, also known as Wi-Fi HVAC, use the home’s Wi-Fi to connect to the internet. That way, you can control your wireless HVAC system from a smart device via an app. Got multiple Wi-Fi air conditioners or heating devices at home? Control them all conveniently through a mobile device.
With an HVAC remote, you’re often forced to look at a small screen offering minimal information. You won’t need that remote when you go with Wi-Fi controls. Wi-Fi apps are designed to have a simpler user interface so that you can easily schedule timers, set temperatures based on weather and control fan speeds. You may even find a model that supports voice commands.
By setting up smart schedules with your easy-to-use Wi-Fi app, you can save money on your energy bill. Set a schedule that lowers energy use a few degrees during the day when everyone’s away or at night when the household is asleep. After all, the U.S. Department of Energy has estimated a savings of between 5% and 15% on electricity bills if homeowners lower thermostats by 10 to 15 degrees for an eight-hour period.
It doesn’t matter where you are — as long as you can sign on to Wi-Fi, you can access your system and control the weather in your home from nearby or far away. Want the house nice and cool when you arrive home from work? Set the thermostat to your preferred temperature after you leave the office. If your system has a whole-home humidifier, you can take a reading while you’re away and boost the humidity level to keep your plants happy.
For more on the benefits of a wireless HVAC, contact Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company of Yuma.