WiFi Thermostats: Control Your Home’s Climate From Afar
How would you like to adjust the temperature in your house from anywhere in the world, thus saving you money? Or maybe have a thermostat that can actually figure out what your needs are and adjust the temperature in your house accordingly? No, this isn’t something out of science fiction — the latest WiFi thermostats allow you to control your comfort and choose your heating and cooling either at home or hundreds of miles away via tablet, smartphone or computer.
While Internet thermostats aren’t anything new, the latest WiFi thermostats are. At the heart of these controllers is a hookup to your home computer network that allows any designated computer or phone to control the temperature in your home. While many have different features, they all allow you to change your home environment without going to the actual physical thermostat – great for those times when you work late or are coming home early. Some of these thermostats are so clever, they’ll even alert you if the temperature of your house is too hot or cold, as set to your specifications. You can then change the operating temperature so your house returns to the temperature you need. Some WiFi thermostats require professional installation, but some you can do on your own.
To learn more, talk to your local HVAC pro before purchasing one. Contact us at Sobieski Services. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland and New Jersey about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC & plumbing systems).
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