News

WiFi Enabled Thermostats - Comfort and convenience all in one!

Posted on: December 18, 2013
Tags: WiFi, Thermostat, Remote Control, Fee App, Smart Thermostat

We live in a world that technology is constantly changing.  From reading books and watching TV or videos on tablets and mobile devices, to cell phones that do everything from helping us manage our money to guiding us down the highway step by step via satellite and GPS technology – breakthroughs in what we can do “on the go” to make our lives more convenient and efficient are everywhere.

One such breakthrough that Tri-State Heating & Cooling has been providing to customers for over two years is the WiFi Smart Thermostat.

What’s a WiFi Smart Thermostat?

Regular thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home – it’s just a control panel for your heating and air conditioning system.  A WiFi Smart Thermostat allows you to set your thermostat up to 7 days in advance from anywhere in your home, and have all-in-one controls for temperature, indoor air quality and humidification-dehumidication settings.  These thermostats also offer high-definition, full color display screens for easy reading (and great looks for your wall).

How ‘Smart’ is it?

More advanced models, like the Honeywell RedLINK™, can learn from your behaviors and allow you to control the climate in your home remotely – via a free web-based iOS or Android app.   These models are ‘smart’ enough to show you energy consumption in real-time and can adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity. The thermostat then sends your smartphone updates and information throughout the day. It can even nag you when it’s time to change its filter and determine the optimum time according to your usage and filter type. 

The possibilities are endless. . .

Besides the obvious benefits of being able to control the comfort of your home from anywhere, these WiFi enabled thermostats can do so much more to give you and your family peace of mind, such as

  • Control energy use and ensure safe temperatures for your pets while you are away
  • Manage multiple thermostats at various locations (vacation homes, elderly relatives homes, detached buildings); which can really help in comfort AND energy management – that directly effects your electricity bill
  • Using the free App and smartphone, tablet or computer, you can receive high/low temperature alerts via email, phone or the web.
  • You can view local weather directly from the app and directly from the thermostat
  • Anything in the home that can have a sensor on it, can be monitored via this technology (i.e., water in basement, air temperature inside/outside, carbon dioxide gas, etc.) – delivering that peace of mind at all times.

Take a look at this quick video and learn more about the value that Tri-State Heating & Cooling can bring to you and your family!  Click here for video