What Is a Wi-Fi Thermostat?

A thermostat is a device in the home that contains sensors in order to control the temperature in your home or office. A Wi-Fi thermostat is a programmable thermostat that can be logged onto from a web browser on a computer or other device from the internet in order to control the settings remotely. You can raise or lower the temperature of your building or home, or turn your heating or cooling system off.

How Does a Wi-Fi Thermostat Work?

Wi-Fi thermostats are home automation systems that go a step further than the keypad interface of digital thermostats in that you can log into the network’s IP address; it allows you to adjust the settings of temperatures of the house or office for different times of the day without needing to be present at the location. This is done through a web browser to set up default settings, which can be changed at a later date. The convenience of having a Wi-Fi thermostat is that you can be at any location in your building without having to go to the thermostat itself to change the settings. If leave your home or office and forgot to adjust turn down the heat or air conditioning to save energy while you are away, you can log into the browser to do so remotely. Or if you are going to be delayed in coming home or going into the office, you can change the time for activating these systems. You can also check in to see if the temperature of your house has changed in anyway, either due to a furnace or cooling failure or another resident changing the settings.

Can It Save Me Money?

Wi-Fi thermostats can save consumers money and are environmentally friendly products. The amount of savings one can expect from a Wi-Fi thermostat setup varies from the type of device you invest in, the settings you program, the size of your home and the length of time you live in your residence. Your savings on utility bills for heating and cooling can range from $180 to $400 per year. After installation, you should begin to see these savings after the first year of use or shorter depending on the thermostat you purchase. Upgrading your system can be as simple as calling your heating and cooling professionals for a consultation and estimate as to which thermostat would work for you. Is the varying temperature in your Dundalk home making you consider a thermostat installation? Call Reliability Home Heating & Air Conditioning today at (443) 399-8663 for top quality installation services.