by Lambert Plumbing and Heating in Vancouver on November 28, 2014

Benefits of a Thermostat Upgrade

 

Thermostat InstallationA Wi-Fi thermostat fall under the category of smart thermostats and are much different than normal thermostats that you are used to. They are becoming increasingly popular around the world and are replacing normal thermostats in most houses. The only thing that a normal thermostat does is let you adjust the temperature inside of your house. It is basically just a control panel for your air conditioning and heating within your home. The difference between that and a Wi-Fi thermostat is that this smart thermostat is controlled by the internet and you can set a temperature which will be changed automatically in your home, a certain time of the day. These thermostats also learn from your programming behavior, give you the opportunity to control the temperature in your home through other devices, display how much energy you are using, and they can even sense humidity if you want to adjust the temperature based on this condition.

Benefits Of Wi-Fi Thermostat

  • You can tell the Wi-Fi thermostat to shut off right after you have left for the day and then tell it to turn back on just in time for you to get home. This is done by using Wi-Fi on your mobile smart phone which is connected to your Wi-Fi thermostat.
  • Wi-Fi thermostats display how long it will take to achieve your desired temperature so if you are trying to get it nice and warm for a winter party, you can know exactly when you need to turn it on before your guests arrive. This also lets you avoid turning the thermostat all the way down to get the house cool down faster because this doesn’t actually work anyway.
  • With your mobile device, you can view how much money you are spending on cooling and warming your home. If it is too much, you can program it save money or if you can afford to spend more, you know that you do not have to worry about using it too much.

Will A Wi-Fi Thermostat Save You Money?

 

It depends on a few different factors to know whether or not a Wi-Fi thermostat will save you money. You first need to consider how long it will take for your original investment to pay for itself because the thermostat itself can be pretty pricey but worth it in the long run.

You should only have a Wi-Fi thermostat installed if you plan on residing in your home for a while or if you would take it with you to the next home. The longer that you own the Wi-Fi thermostat and the longer you use it, the quicker it will pay for itself. In the long run, the Wi-Fi thermostat definitely saves you money per month. It is just that original investment that costs more.

Is the varying temperature in your Vancouver home making you consider a thermostat installation? Call Lambert Plumbing & Heating today at (604) 734-0890 for top quality installation services.

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