Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Worth It?

Are Wi-Fi Thermostats Worth It?

programmable thermostats new jerseyA programmable thermostat can be one of the better bang-for-the-buck investments for improving efficiency in your southern New Jersey home, no matter what kind of heating or cooling system you have. But what about smart thermostats – are they worth the time, money and effort to install? Let’s take a look.

Thermostat Options: Basic, Programmable, Or Smart

Basic thermostats operate as a control unit for your heating and cooling systems, allowing manual adjustment of temperature. Programmable thermostats take that functionality a step further by letting you set temperature changes on a timer.

Smart (Wi-Fi) thermostats take things to another level by learning from your behaviors and allowing you to control your home systems remotely. For example, you can “teach” a smart thermostat to shut when you leave the house and turn back on in time to make the house cozy by the time you to get home.

Some smart thermostats will even estimate how long it will take to make the change you’ve requested, so you can see how effective your climate control system really is, while others will allow you to see your energy consumption in real-time, or adjust themselves based on ambient conditions such as humidity.

Programmable And Smart Thermostat Benefits

If you don’t have one yet, installing a programmable or Smart thermostat is a sensible move: by making it easy to set your indoor climate to suit your lifestyle, it could pay for itself in energy savings alone the first year you own it.

But saving money isn’t the only advantage that a programmable thermostat provides. Consider these benefits:

  • Comfort –Like to sleep cooler, or stay warm when you read the paper on Sunday morning? Either thermostat option will fit the bill.
  • Convenience – Need to control your thermostat while on vacation, at work, or running errands? A smart thermostat will take care of it.
  • Longer equipment life – Installing a Wi-Fi or programmable thermostat can help reduce wear and tear on heating and cooling equipment, improving its function and efficiency while prolonging its life span.

In short, a programmable or smart thermostat is a simple, convenient, and powerful way to manage the climate of your home and save money in the process. They’ll pay for themselves quickly and give you more control than ever over your heating and cooling equipment.

Lower your bills and take control your home heating and cooling with thermostat installations in New Jersey from the experts at Woodruff Energy. Contact us today to learn more!