Ready to stop living in the past and get your gadgets up to speed with today’s technology? Smart thermostats have been the talk of heating and cooling systems for a few years now, and for good reason. For one, they give you greater control over indoor comfort levels and in most cases, they’ll save you money on future heating and cooling bills. There certainly are however, a few things to know and consider before officially making the switch.
Advanced Climate Controls
When you hear the words “smart thermostat” you probably immediately think that you can control it with your phone or mobile device and this is true, but it’s not the only advanced control features that come along with the devices.
There are lots of models on the market that sense when people occupy a room and automatically kick into gear based on this fact. There are also thermostats that have a built-in GPS function that detects when you’re in the area so that your house is perfectly comfortable as soon as you walk in the door. Pretty cool, right?
Wi-Fi Connection Requirement
This is a vital requirement, but it doesn’t seem to be too much to ask for since the majority of homes these days are equipped with wi-fi networks.
Just keep in mind that you will in fact, need a wi-fi connection to access many of the features of a smart thermostat.
Mobile App Capabilities
On the same note as having a reliable wi-fi connection, you will also need a mobile app to be able to control your thermostat and use it as directed.
This allows you to keep an eye on your home while you’re away from it — say you’re out for the day or on vacation for a few weeks. Your mobile device will also allow you to set the perfect temperature in your home while you’re on your way home from work or school.
Have additional questions about the benefits of switching over to a smart thermostats or some of the requirements necessary for installation? Contact the friendly neighborhood home experts at GEN3 today! 215-512-4102.