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Wi-Fi vs. Smart Thermostats – What’s the Difference?

by | Dec 14, 2021

Homeowner uses phone to adjust smart thermostats throughout her home.

Today’s thermostats can do so much more than simply set temperatures in your home. Between Wi-Fi and smart thermostats, you can control your entire home’s comfort from the palm of your hand. But what is the difference between the two? What do they actually do? The experts at Gross Heating & Air Conditioning break down the answer in our blog.

What Is a Wi-Fi Thermostat?

These devices let you control your heating and cooling to a T. Not only can you turn up the heat, but you can also schedule temperature changes based on your daily routine. Headed to work? Schedule the thermostat to turn down for eight hours. On your way home? You can have the house warmed up by the time you get there.

What Is a Smart Thermostat?

It works similarly to a Wi-Fi system, but with one major difference—it can do everything for you. Smart thermostats learn from you and your preferences and will automatically adjust based on those habits.

For example, say you like your home cooler while you sleep. These thermostats will learn that and set a schedule tailor-made for your day.

Benefits of a Smart Thermostat

Energy Savings

By learning your preferences and scheduling temperature changes, smart thermostats use energy much more efficiently than standard dial thermostats.

Energy Tracking

In the same breath, these devices also monitor when and how you use the most energy on heating and cooling. That information can help you cut down on how much you use and reduce your utility bills.

Peace of Mind

Knowing your home will be exactly as comfortable as you want it to be can help you relax better. You won’t have to worry about being too warm or cold—everything is built to your needs and preferences.

Remote Comfort Control

Forget to turn the heat down while you’re away on vacation? Simply pull out your smartphone and adjust the temperature from wherever you are.

For the Best Smart Thermostat Control, Trust Gross Heating

As a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer, Gross knows a thing or two about boosting your home comfort. So whether you’re looking for a more automated HVAC solution or you need your furnace serviced, count on our expert team.

Call us today at 262-783-6000 or contact us online.

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