What's Up With WiFi Thermostats These Days?If someone told you there was an easy and relatively inexpensive way to make your home more comfortable, energy efficient and enjoyable to manage, you might not believe them at first. Once you learn more about all the benefits that WiFi thermostats offer, you might change your mind.

All About Wifi Thermostats

If you have an old model of thermostat, a programmable thermostat would be a definite upgrade. They allow you to set heating and cooling changes based on your daily and weekly schedules. For example, you can set the programmable thermostat to lower the temperature while you’re at work or asleep during the heating system, and then return to your comfort level shortly before your return or awake. This helps you avoid wasting energy. A WiFi thermostat raises the stakes on a programmable thermostat by offering the ability to change and adjust temperatures remotely.

If you have a smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can control the WiFi thermostat anyplace where you have a wireless connection. Not only will it monitor the temperature at the main thermostat, but you can install temperature sensors in select spots inside and outside your home for whole-house control from any location. This will help you determine if you are wasting energy with unnecessary heating or cooling, and change the settings to save energy and money.

You can view all this information on any computer with Internet access, including phones and tablets. You can change thermostat settings right from the computer, even if you aren’t at home.

Installing a WiFi Thermostat

There are many different WiFi thermostats on the market, so it can be tricky finding a good one for your home. Your trusted HVAC contractor can show you some of the most popular options that offer all the features you are looking for.

If you have any questions about installing a WiFi thermostat in your Indianapolis area home, please contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). 

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