When it comes to keeping your Brookfield-area home nice and toasty, it all starts with your thermostat. But did you know that today’s models are so advanced that you can turn up the heat right from your smartphone?
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.
Just as one-size-fits-all isn’t the best choice for comfortable clothing, one-temp-all-the-time isn’t a good approach to heating and cooling your home. Today’s programmable, Wi-Fi compatible thermostats allow you to tailor comfort to specific needs, current conditions, and changing schedules. More than just convenient, this technology is energy-smart and can help you reduce your utility bills by 15 to 20 percent every month by only using energy as needed.
As one consumer so aptly puts it: today’s thermostats are either Stone Age devices without features, programmable but hard to install and use, or so technologically advanced that they make their own decisions. That’s a slight exaggeration, but there are so many choices available today—digital, nondigital, programmable, and nonprogrammable—that it’s easy to become confused over which type will work best for you.