Should You Buy a WI-fi Enabled Thermostat?

Should You Buy a WI-fi Enabled Thermostat?If you are in the market for a new thermostat, you are probably weighing the pros and cons of each type. What are the benefits of a wi-fi-enabled thermostat, and is it right for your home? Let’s take a closer look.

Smart Thermostat vs. Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostat: What’s the Difference?

While smart thermostats and wi-fi-enabled thermostats share some similarities, they are not exactly the same thing. Both are controlled through connected devices and the internet, but a smart thermostat has the ability to learn from your control history. In other words, a smart thermostat will automatically make adjustments to the temperature based on your common preferences, while a wi-fi-enabled thermostat responds to manual commands only.

If you prefer to turn on your air conditioner and then forget all about making adjustments, a smart thermostat will work better for you. However, if you would rather maintain some control over the temperature (even from far away), a wi-fi-enabled thermostat allows you to do so without worrying about the temperature changing when you aren’t paying attention.

Advantages of a Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostat

The benefits of a wi-fi-enabled thermostat include the following.

1. Long-Distance Temperature Control

Whether you are on a business trip, at work, or out with a friend, a wi-fi thermostat allows you to set your home’s temperature with the click of a button. This is helpful when you want to save money by leaving your A/C off during the day, but you want to come home to a comfortable temperature.

2. Easy Programming and Usage

You don’t have to be particularly tech-savvy to use a wi-fi-enabled thermostat. Simply download the accompanying app or software, and enjoy the simplicity of controlling your HVAC system from your phone.

3. Simple Convenience

There’s nothing wrong with indulging in a little modern convenience. Sure, you can live without a wi-fi-enabled thermostat, but why leave your comfortable couch or bed to change the thermostat when you can do it from your home?

4. Lower Energy Bills

The ability to control your home’s temperature so closely usually leads to lower utility bills. After all, you maintain full control over the exact temperature of your home, when the unit comes on, and how often your air conditioner runs. Not only does this save you money on a monthly basis, but it also reduces strain on your air conditioner, which saves you money on repairs.

5. Even Cooling in Home

With the right HVAC system, your wi-fi thermostat enables you to control the temperature in individual zones or rooms. So, if one room runs hot or cold, you can match it to the other rooms. Or, if you prefer to keep unused areas free of heating and cooling, you can opt to only heat or cool certain areas in your home.

How Can ABE Heating & Cooling Help?

As a licensed Rheem dealer, we can introduce you to some of the most energy-efficient and cost-effective systems currently available on the market. ABE Heating and Cooling offers great products with iron-clad warranties and superior installation services, all at manageable prices suitable for any budget. We are located in Brighton, Colorado, and serve the entire Denver Metro Area, and if you would like to learn more about high-efficiency furnaces please contact us today to discuss the possibilities.