A lot of Atlanta residents received or purchased a Wi-Fi thermostat this year. Do you know about all the features of Wi-Fi thermostats and how they work? If not, you’ll see how beneficial they are in keeping your home comfortable.
They offer a great way to automate your home’s temperature and to keep tabs on your other HVAC equipment’s efficiency — not to mention they’re just plain cool! Learn more about the features of Wi-Fi thermostats in this blog.
Teach Your Wi-Fi Thermostat Your Temperature Preferences
Smart Wi-Fi thermostats always know when you’re home and when you’re away. This allows them to detect when to adjust your HVAC system to save energy and when to automatically change to a comfortable temperature when you arrive home.
The best part about this feature? After downloading the Wi-Fi thermostat’s app on your smartphone or tablet, you don’t have to lift a finger to set it up — your thermostat will do this automatically through geofencing.
This makes savings as much as 10 percent a year on heating and cooling simple! Programming your Wi-Fi thermostat to drop three to five degrees for 8 hours a day. If your house is empty during school and work hours, why keep it toasty warm or refreshingly cool?
Set Alerts on Your Wi-Fi Thermostat
One of the more useful features of Wi-Fi thermostats is their ability to deliver alerts. They can notify you via text or email if your home gets too hot or cold. If you have an internet connection, adjust the temperature from anywhere.
This feature comes in especially handy when you’re traveling or away from your home. For example, if temperatures drop and there’s a risk of your pipes freezing, you can increase the temperature to keep them warm without having to return home.
Track Your Atlanta HVAC System’s Energy Usage
Wi-Fi thermostats do more than learn your temperature preferences. They also can provide you with valuable information about your temperature and HVAC system equipment usage. With this information, you can make smarter usage decisions to save money on your energy bill.
Some even monitor the efficiency of your HVAC system and alert you if the efficiency drops because of a dirty air filter, clogged condenser coils or other problem.
Resolve these issues sooner to protect your HVAC system and keep energy costs low.
Set Up Voice Commands with Smart Home Devices
If you received another popular tech gadget this holiday season, such as a smart home device like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you may be able to control your Wi-Fi thermostat via voice commands through that device.
Some Wi-Fi thermostats even come equipped with voice command technology, making controlling the temperature in your home hands-free. Short of opening the smartphone app to change the temperature, there’s no more convenient way to control your Wi-Fi thermostat!
Other Cool Features of a Wi-Fi Thermostat
Besides the practical and convenient features of Wi-Fi thermostats, some just make them fun to use.
Some even work with multiple sensors, which can come in handy if your home has zoned heating and you want to remotely set unique temperatures in different rooms.
We’re Here to Help with Your Wi-Fi Thermostat in Greater Atlanta!
If you have questions about other ways you could be using your Wi-Fi thermostat to your benefit or need help with installation, the HVAC service technicians at Estes Services are here to help!
Call us today to schedule an appointment. We serve communities in Georgia such as: Midtown, Fayetteville, Peachtree City, Roswell, Druid Hills and Johns Creek.
We also work with homeowners in Dunwoody, Decatur, Marietta, Virginia Highland, Sandy Springs, Buckhead and Kennesaw.