Tuesday, 20 January 2015 16:35

What Is a Wi-Fi Thermostat, Anyway?

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Regular thermostats let you adjust the temperature in your home—it's just a control panel for your heating and air conditioning system. Programmable thermostats let you set the temperature and have the thermostat change it based on the time of day. What makes most smart thermostats so "smart"...

is that they learn from your behaviors, allowing you to control the climate in your home remotely, show you energy consumption in real-time, and can even adjust themselves based on ambient conditions like humidity. By setting various schedules throughout the day you can set the thermostat to maintain higher or lower temperatures during peak and off peak times to save money on your electricity bill.

For example, you can tell them to shut off after you leave the house for work, and then spring back into action in just enough time to make the house nice and toasty (or cool and comfortable, depending on the season) by the time you to get home. Most Wi-Fi thermostats show you how long it takes to make the change you've requested, so you can see how effective your climate control system really is, and it discourages people from turning a thermostat all the way down to try "cooling off the house faster" (which never works). Plus, you can manage many Wi-Fi thermostats from your computer, smart phone or tablet whether you're across the room or around the world. From the remote interface, you can always see how much you're spending on heating or cooling costs, tweak the programming to you save money, and see the results immediately.

Getting the Most from a Wi-Fi Thermostat

To enjoy your web-enabled thermostat to the fullest, you may need to install extra sensors outside and throughout your home. For example, you can set the nighttime temperature to 70 degrees and ensure the bedroom is at exactly 70 degrees by assigning the thermostat to base the temperature on the sensor in your room. Also, exterior sensors are important for maintaining the right humidity level inside based on outdoor temperature and humidity.

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