Upgrade Your Home’s Thermostat to Help Beat the Heat This Summer:
After another long, cold winter, the weather is finally starting to warm up! If you’re like many Canadians looking to beat the heat this summer, you may want to consider upgrading your home’s thermostat. By choosing the right thermostat you can ensure your home stays cool and comfortable and your home’s energy bill stays in check.
When considering the switch from a manual thermostat, you have a few options to choose from. If you’re looking for the most upfront cost-sensitive upgrade, consider having a programmable thermostat installed. These thermostats allow you to preset the temperature in your home based on the time of day and the day of the week. This function allows you to control the temperature of your home based on when you know you’ll be inside.
If you want to take your upgrade one step further, consider switching to a thermostat you can control from your smartphone or tablet. A smart thermostat, learning thermostat, or a communicating Wi-Fi thermostat are connected to your home’s internet and allow you to adjust their settings from anywhere with a connected device. That means that you can make sure that as soon as you get home on a hot and humid day, your home is cool and comfortable.
In addition to these features, a learning thermostat also learns and remembers when and how you change the temperature and is able to adjust the climate of your home based on your behaviour.
What takes communicating Wi-Fi thermostats one step further is that they can communicate directly with your home’s furnace and air conditioning system. This means that when your heating or cooling system is experiencing an issue, your thermostat will notify you of the error.
Wi-Fi enabled thermostats may come at a slightly higher price tag, but they tend to be more energy-efficient and convenient to use. By having control of your home’s temperature right at your fingertips, you may find that you use less energy and save more money on your cooling costs over the course of this summer.
Finding the right thermostat for your home involves several considerations including the type of heating and cooling equipment you have, your temperature preferences, and how you intend to use the thermostat. To determine the right thermostat for you and your family, schedule time with one of our Home Comfort Advisors today. The advisor will assess your home and equipment and recommend the right option for your home.