Wifi Thermostats: Keep in Touch with Your Furnace While You’re Away
To some homeowners, a Wifi thermostat might seem like a luxury, or just another piece of electronic equipment you don’t need. If you haven’t made the switch and are still using a conventional thermostat, here are some reasons why you should consider making the upgrade.
1) Take the stress out of traveling
Do you usually head off on a winter vacation to escape the cold and snow? Having a Wifi thermostat takes a lot of the stress and worry out of leaving your home unoccupied. Instead of asking family members, friends or neighbours to constantly check in on your house, your Wifi thermostat will alert you and/or others of any issues.
2) Save energy
Whether you’re away on a weeks-long vacation or simply at work for the day, being able to control your home’s temperature remotely is a great way to be energy efficient. It’s not a good idea to turn your furnace completely off while you’re away: a big snowstorm or freezing temperatures could burst your water pipes and cause major damage. Having it turned up to the temperature you’re used to when you’re home is a waste of energy. A Wifi thermostat allows you to turn your furnace down and maintain a reasonable temperature in your home without you having to be there. If the weather gets worse while you’re away, you can adjust the temperature accordingly.
3) You’re alerted to any problems
Wifi thermostats offer more than just the ability to adjust the temperature in your home. The thermostat monitors your indoor air and can determine if your furnace may be experiencing a problem. From complete heating failures to when it is time to change your filters your thermostat will alert you. Don’t let a failure ruin your day, contact Cross Heating to investigate and solve your problem.
4) Come home to a warm and cozy house
If you’ve been away for a long period of time, the last thing you want to do is to come home to a cold, uninviting home. With a Wifi thermostat, you don’t have to. As soon as you get off the plane, you can adjust the heat settings from your phone and make sure your home is warm and cozy for your arrival.
At Cross Heating & Air Conditioning in Waterloo and Listowel, we carry a range of Honeywell and Ecobee wifi thermostats that are attractive, functional and very easy to use! Contact us to find out more.