We all know the importance and appreciate a warm home. One thing that stops your house from going back into the ice age or burning like the sun is the thermostat. It is one of the most important parts of a home heating system. Thanks to the advancements in technology, there are now many options available today. You can go for either a traditional, or the modern and advance Wi-Fi thermostat. Let me explain:
There are two kinds of traditional thermostats. One is the non-traditional type requiring manual input. The second is the programmable type, which offers a digital interface with time period programming. It automatically adjust the temperature based on time and allowing for multiple set points per day.
Wi-Fi thermostats operate using the basic temperature setting, scheduling and digital interface options as tradition thermostats. The difference is the variety of added features. By using a smart thermostat, you can substantially reduce the power usage from the HVAC system. Some of these features include improved energy efficiency and feedback, remote programming, geo-fencing, and alerts. Smart Thermostats have an attractive look and aesthetically appealing to your home.
As well, you can now link your thermostat to a Wi-Fi router and gain remote access by way of an app to your computer, tablet, or a smartphone.
Items to consider when choosing a smart thermostat:
- A thermostat basic function is temperature control. Make sure the smart thermostat is set up properly.
- Heating & Cooling Stages Check means the thermostat is compatible with multiple heating and cooling stages.
- Temperature Swing Changes triggers the HVAC to come on and off; make sure the thermostat has a high temperature change range and is programmable.
- Programmable Fan is an important feature if you are considering using it to cool your home.
Scheduling and Vacation: Make sure you can program your thermostat to run at certain times. Have the ability to turn off while you are away for extended periods.
Automatic mode and target temperature: Make sure that your thermostat can run automatically based on your use. As well the ability to calculate, how long it takes to reach your target temperature.
Some Wi-Fi thermostats can use additional sensors to spread throughout your home. This feature provides more heat that is accurate or cool for your home.
- Zones: This is to focus specific temperature on different zones in your home.
- Weather: Some smart thermostats can pick up weather setting from the internet and adjust temperature based on the forecast.
- Status Indicators: A built-in diagnostics tool tells you if the system is running efficiently.
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