If you’re looking for ways to make your home more environmentally friendly and save money, your HVAC system is by far the best place to start. Heating and cooling account for about half of a home’s energy costs over the year, which means an inefficient system can add up to very high bills, and small improvements can mean big savings.

A Wi-Fi thermostat is one way you can maximize energy savings, using state-of-the-art technology. Programmable thermostats have become a popular option for energy savings because of their low cost and ease of installation. There is new technology available, however, that moves beyond the basics of older-model programmable thermostats and allows thermostats to be connected to your home’s wireless internet network for simpler and more efficient control, programming, and changing of your heating and cooling preferences.

Wi-Fi thermostats can be operated with a detached remote that can be carried around the house, or even from an app or web browser on your smartphone or laptop. This means you can adjust the temperature without being disrupted by getting up to change the thermostat and can even adjust your home’s temperature when you’re away at work or on vacation. Much of the money-saving potential in Wi-Fi thermostats come from a more sophisticated version of the power behind programmable thermostats. You can program Wi-Fi thermostats to change the temperature at different times so that you aren’t wasting money on heating and air conditioning in your home when you’re asleep or when everyone is gone.

WiFi thermostats take this technology a step further, allowing the user to adjust for changes from afar and further customize the settings. Some systems even learn your preferences based on a few days of use, with no programming required, or can be linked to daily weather reports to heat or cool the home accordingly.

If you would like more information about Wi-Fi thermostats or saving money on heating and cooling, please contact us at Pipe Works Services today. We provide quality services to northern New Jersey homeowners. Our goal is to help educate our customers in Chatham, NJ, and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about Wi-Fi thermostats and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide. Image courtesy of Shutterstock

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