Programmable and Wi-Fi Thermostats: How We’re Making Homes More Comfortable and Convenient
Once upon a time, options for controlling your home’s comfort were one-size-fits-all. Each home’s heating and cooling system was equipped with a basic, no-frills manual thermostat. If you wanted rooms cooler, you turned down the dial; if you wanted them warmer, you turned it up—simple as that.
But today’s technology—specifically programmable thermostats and Wi-Fi compatible controls—is writing a new chapter in the book of home comfort, one that puts you in total control of temperature, air quality, and a number of other conveniences.
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From basic to sophisticated, Gross Heating & Air Conditioning has seen—and worked—with it all as thermostats have evolved into comprehensive control centers. As a Factory Authorized Carrier® Dealer, we listen to our customers and suggest the Carrier® Infinity® or other smart thermostat best suited to their needs. To help you get started, we’ve matched up some of the most common items on a home comfort “wish list” to the recommended thermostat type:
- Wish #1: Go easy and off-the-grid with a manual thermostat
If you’re not comfortable with technology or don’t have reliable internet service, you can still get manual thermostats. Just bump the temperature setting up or down as needed.
- Wish #2: Set it and forget it with a programmable thermostat
With a basic programmable thermostat, you can set a daily or weekly schedule of different temperatures for different times. This helps you use less heating or cooling energy when you’re away or asleep, but still feel comfortable when you’re at home and active.
- Wish #3: More saving, more comfort with smart controls
When properly installed and programmed by a NATE-certified professional like the ones at Gross Heating, smart thermostats can help homeowners reduce their utility bills by 15 to 20 percent each month. Some models even offer a digital display of service reminders and energy consumption reports, and can also control a humidifier, dehumidifier, or air purifier for healthier, more comfortable air.
- Wish #4: Remote convenience with Wi-Fi compatible controls
Ever leave home for a few days and forget to adjust the temperature? Or leave home for just a few hours, then the weather takes a big turn? With controls that are internet-enabled, you never have to worry again. With the touch of a button from your tablet, smartphone, or PC, you can easily monitor and manage your home heating and cooling settings from anywhere, any time. Some comfort control systems even “learn” from your past preferences, then use that information to adjust settings based on your habits.
- Wish #5: Zoning for different temperatures in different areas
Because no two rooms are built or used in the same way, you can choose zoning with multiple thermostats to set comfort levels, one room at a time. Control automatic dampers in your ductwork to improve comfort and save money by directing heating and cooling to where it’s needed most at a particular time.
Better control of your home’s heating and cooling systems is about more than keeping the house warm in the winter and cool in the summer—it’s about total comfort for mind, body, and budget! To learn more about the latest programmable and Wi-Fi thermostats, contact Gross Heating to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced and certified comfort specialists.