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Why You Should Consider Installing a Wi-Fi Thermostat

A good thermostat does more than bring your temperature up and down. It allows you complete control over your home’s comfort from wherever you are, and it saves you energy to boot. There are all different types of thermostat, but the best ones are Wi-Fi-enabled. Here’s why you should have a Wi-Fi thermostat in your home.

  • Control. Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats let you control your home’s temperature from anywhere. Put it in energy-saving mode as you’re going out, then switch back to comfort mode as you’re heading home so your house is the perfect temperature when you walk in the door. Many smart thermostats even connect to Alexa or Siri so you can control your home’s temperature simply by asking.
  • Energy savings. Smart thermostats give you greater control over your indoor temperature so you can adjust it as needed whether you’re home or not. Not only that, they can track your energy usage over time, showing you when you’re using more energy and even sending alerts to your phone with tips on how to lower your energy bills.
  • Notifications. In addition to energy reports, your Wi-Fi thermostat can also send you a text or email when the system isn’t working, when there’s a power outage, or even to remind you when your filter needs replacing or that you’re due for your annual maintenance visit. These notifications will keep your system working at peak efficiency and help it last longer.
  • Humidity. A good thermostat monitors not just your home’s temperature but your humidity as well. They let you adjust humidity levels with the same precision as the temperature so you can keep things in the Goldilocks zone: not too high, not too low, but just right for both comfort and air quality.
  • Rebates. Due to the reduction in energy usage that smart thermostats provide, in many areas, installing one makes you eligible for tax rebates or other incentives. Between the savings and the rebates, these devices essentially pay for themselves.

For help choosing and installing a Wi-Fi thermostat for your home, contact us at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. We provide Yuma with quality home-comfort solutions.