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3 Things to Consider when Choosing a Wi-Fi Thermostat
There was once a time when homes weren’t so connected. There weren’t devices that allowed you to turn on your lights while you are in another country, turn your a/c down before you get home, or open your doors with a push of a button on your phone. But now there are. Now you can literally order a pizza with the sound of your voice without even having to pick up a phone and you can watch your home while you are at work and program your DVR while you are sitting at your desk.
It’s amazing what technology can do now, and maybe you are thinking it’s time to make a few updates to your home, make it more connected and also more efficient with better regulation of temperature in your home. A great place to begin your home automation is with a Wi-Fi thermostat, so let us at Vetter Air help you determine which one would be right for you and your family.
Will this be the only connected device?
The first and critical piece of information we need is whether or not you plan on making this your only connected device, or if you are making it part of a whole home connected system that includes everything from you heating and cooling to your lights and security. If you already have a system in the home, you will need to initially contact them to determine what Wi-Fi thermostats will work with the system or if it will be able to be integrated into the current automation system that you have.
If you are doing it yourself or this is a new install, we can work with you to determine what the best course of action for you is, and which thermostat will work better for your situation. Everyone is different in terms of what they are looking for so being able to customize a system around what you want to get from it will be key to getting the functionality you are looking for.
The ability to access it from anywhere
The point of Wi-Fi thermostats is so that you can adjust the temperature from where you are. This is convenient because you can easily turn the air on when it got surprisingly hot during the day, or vice versa for when it got cold. This help with saving energy because you can turn it down after you have left to keep it from running all day, but also turn it on when you know you are going to be getting home. You will never have to come home to an uncomfortable house again.
Programming with ease
New Wi-Fi systems allow for easier programming. Gone are the days where you have to push the up and down button until you set the time for each day of the week and hour of the day. Or you might not have even been able to program it because not all thermostats are programmable. Now you can program it by changing the settings right on your phone. There are also systems that are smart and can detect when you are not home and adjust the temperature accordingly. It can then learn your home and away times and set itself to adjust in anticipation of your return home. If you keep an irregular schedule you can easily set it manually/remotely, to be ready for when you come home or go away.
There are many different options for a Wi-Fi thermostat or a whole home system. If you are thinking of adding this upgrade to your home, contact us here at Vetter Air and we would be more than happy to assist you in the process and find what will work best for you.