Wi-fi thermostats are just plain cool. Imagine being able to control your home’s temperature no matter where you are — from the other side of town, to the other side of the world, to right inside your bedroom, where you needn’t even crawl out from under the covers.

But it’s not just about the cool factor. Wi-fi thermostats can actually save you money. So If that’s important to you, read on.

How a Wi-Fi Thermostat Can Help You be More Efficient

Similar to the way you may have set your programmable thermostat, you can set temperatures higher or lower to save money when you’re sleeping or away from home. The Department of Energy has shown that a homeowner can save up to 10 percent annually on utility bills by making it a habit to turn the thermostat down (or up, depending on the season) 7-10 degrees, at least eight hours a day.

Safety

But Wi-fi thermostats take you beyond just programming, and actually allow you to change the temperature as outdoor conditions change, providing greater safety for your home, your pets and your furnishings when you’re away. You can get weather reports that will alert you as to when you need to make adjustments for a winter storm or a heat wave. A wireless thermostat will also let you know if your HVAC system breaks down so you can call for repairs while you’re on vacation, without worrying that your pipes will freeze.

Other Benefits

Wi-fi thermostats are also easy to program, unlike a programmable thermostat. You just download an app, and operate the thermostat through your phone or laptop.

Wi-fi thermostats are available with many other features, should you wish to add them to yours. For instance, you may want to install sensors that alert you about humidity levels in your home. Also, you might want sensors installed that can detect when you’re approaching home so the HVAC can turn up or down to make the home more comfortable.

To learn more about the benefits of a Wi-fi thermostat, contact Jackson and Sons. We’ve served eastern North Carolina since 1974.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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