New technology continues to develop and make our lives a little bit easier, so it just makes sense that there are some high-tech ways to control your heating and cooling system. Are there actual benefits of having a thermostat that you can control when you’re away from home, or is a remote access thermostat just the latest toy?
Benefits of Remote Control Thermostats
The most common reason that people switch to smart thermostats and remote control thermostats is the ease of controlling the thermostat from wherever you are. With remote control thermostats, you won’t have to worry about if you forgot to turn off the heat or adjust the temperature in your home when you’re away. Instead, you can utilize the app offered by your specific thermostat and change the setting from the convenience of your cell phone or mobile device.
Multiple Thermostat Management
Most remote control thermostats on the market today offer the ability to control multiple thermostats at the same time through their offered app. For example, if you manage multiple properties or have multiple homes, your thermostat’s app will offer the ability to alter the thermostat of multiple thermostats from a single app. Not only does this cut down on the complexities of having multiple thermostats, but it can lead to significant energy savings by cutting down on energy usage.
With a remote control Wi-Fi thermostat, it’s easy to set your thermostat for days at a time. Usually, a remote control thermostat will allow you to program temperatures 7 days at a time, but some units might offer anywhere from 5 to 10 day programming. With thermostat programming, you can easily tell your remote thermostat what temperatures you’ll need the system to hit on certain days of the week.
Remote control thermostats usually lead to significant energy savings as you’ll have a way to alter the thermostat when you’re not home. For example, if you left the system on when you’ll be out of the house for a few hours, you can easily access the thermostat from your home and turn the thermostat off. That way, you’re not utilizing your heating or air conditioning when nobody is home to reap its benefits.
Remote Control Thermostat Products
The state-of-the-art Infinity remote access thermostat lets you control the temperature, humidity, indoor air quality, and ventilation in up to eight different zones in your home from your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet. The Infinity app can alert you if you have a dirty filter that can slow your system down. The Infinity thermostat has easy-to-use touch screen controls for home use, and 7-day programming. The Infinity thermostat has a 10-year parts limited warranty.
For those who don’t own Infinity products but still want the convenience of remote access via a smartphone, tablet, or the internet, the Carrier Cor thermostat is a great choice. The Cor system can give you savings up to 20% over non-programmable thermostats set at a constant 72 degrees. You can remotely control the comfort levels of your home via the Android or Apple apps, or use automatic features such as smart setback, which determines the optimal temperature for energy savings and comfort. The Cor comes with a 5-year parts limited warranty.
Either of these remote access thermostat systems can help you stay on top of energy consumption, whether you remember to set it up in advance or need to fine tune your settings on the fly. And you’ll have one less home-related worry nagging at you when you’re relaxing on a vacation or on a business trip.
Contact Star Heating & Cooling for Remote Control Thermostat Services
Star Heating & Cooling offers HVAC services to homes and commercial businesses in Fishers, IN, and the surrounding areas. If your home is in need of heating and cooling services, or if you’re ready to utilize the benefits offered by remote control thermostats, get in contact with us today. We’ll quickly install the unit and show you how to effectively use the system to gain all of its benefits. Pick up the phone or contact us online today to schedule an appointment for installing a remote control thermostat. We also offer HVAC repair and maintenance services.