When it comes to thermostats, the options are numerous. While there are a variety of options and models available on the market, choosing the right one can be difficult. One of the newer options available is the WI-FI thermostat. The Wi-Fi enabled thermostat is a somewhat new option that is available. However, although it is a newer model, the HVAC market is already seeing a great amount of sale and positive customer reviews from this type of thermostat.
Wi-Fi enable thermostats allow homeowners to have additional benefits in comparison to typical thermostats. Depending on your personal needs and schedule, the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat could potentially cut the cost of your monthly energy bills, and could be the best choice of thermostat for your home.
Is the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat for you?
If you find that you are forgetting to adjust your thermostat temperature when you leave your home or setting your programmable thermostat to adjust the temperature throughout the day when you are not home, then this thermostat might be for you.
By upgrading to a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, you could be able to change the temperature in your home from any wi-fi device such as a cell phone, tablet, or computer. This thermostat option is at your fingertips at all times of the day, enabling you to access it from anywhere you are. This could save you money, time and stress by being able to control your thermostat remotely.
If you are considering installing a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat, it is important to consider the compatibility with your HVAC system. It is best to consult with a professional HVAC technician or contractor before purchasing the Wi-Fi thermostat. Most Wi-Fi enabled thermostats needs a particular part called a “C Wire” in order to operate properly.
While most HVAC systems have this particular part, some do not, which is important to know before purchasing the thermostat. However, there are a few Wi-Fi enable thermostats that can operate without this wire. Also, systems that have high voltage thermostats (more than 24 volts) will more than likely not be compatible with the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat.
Almost all Wi-Fi enabled thermostat providers have a compatibility table that allows you to detect whether or not the thermostat will be compatible with your current HVAC system. Ask your contractor about this table as you are considering which thermostat to purchase.
The installation process for Wi-Fi enabled thermostats will vary depending on the type you choose. Some installation processes will be more costly or detailed, depending on the thermostat and the compatibility of your current HVAC system. Some can even be installed without calling a contractor. These thermostats have instructions on the app, which will allow you to install the thermostat with a step by step guide.
While Wi-Fi enabled thermostats can be a great way to cut the energy costs of your monthly bills, you should definitely weight the options before purchasing one. If you have a consistent schedule and you do not mind walking over to set your thermostat every now and then, then a regular or programmable thermostat might be a better option for you.
On the other hand, if you would like to keep an eye on and change the temperature in your home remotely on a regular basis, then the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat could be the better option for you. Whatever your needs, it is always best to do plenty of research before your purchase, as well as speaking to a professional who can help you find the thermostat that works best for your home and needs.