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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Installing a new thermostat may not seem like the most exciting home improvement project, but it depends on the thermostat you choose. Today’s most advanced WiFi thermostats deliver significantly more convenience and comfort than conventional models. Find out how they can change your life and decide if you’re ready to make the upgrade in your home.

What to Expect from WiFi Thermostats

Is it really worth the extra investment to have a WiFi thermostat? What’s the draw? Consider everything WiFi thermostats offer and decide for yourself.

  • Web connectivity: A web-connected thermostat makes it possible to adjust the settings from afar. This is worthwhile in a number of situations, such as when you have an irregular schedule, travel frequently or often forget to change thermostat settings before you leave home. In each of these circumstances, it’s incredibly convenient to use a Smartphone or computer to change thermostat settings from afar.
  • Local weather info display: You can check current weather conditions and then use the info to manually adjust your thermostat settings accordingly for maximized comfort. For example, you may choose to leave your AC off completely on a mild day while away from home, but leave it running at a certain temparature on really hot days to avoid returning to a scorching home.
  • Better interfaces: Touch screens, backlit displays and easy-to-use interfaces make programming a breeze. Some models even have the ability to track your preferences and automatically create a schedule for you.

Other Considerations

Ease of installation and operation varies between different models. For example, some units need a special power cable to connect to your home’s WiFi network. Others require a module to control the thermostat over the internet.

In addition, just about every WiFi thermostat requires you to install extra sensors inside and outside your home to track temperature, humidity, and other information. For these reasons, it’s highly recommended that you rely on a professional HVAC technician to get your new WiFi thermostat up and running.

For help deciding between different WiFi thermostats available today, or to schedule an installation, please contact, proudly serving Chicago and the surrounding areas.

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