Save Energy in Indianapolis with a Wi-Fi Thermostat

By: Brian Schutt  |  March 20, 2019

Wi-Fi thermostat installation is an easy way to conserve energy in your Indianapolis home. One benefit is the access to your home’s heating and cooling equipment from anywhere. This, therefore, allows you to make the adjustments needed for comfort and efficiency.

You could be anywhere from your daughter’s volleyball game to an airport lounge to upstairs in bed for the night. Anywhere you have smartphone connectivity, you can control your heating and cooling system.

What Is a Wi-Fi Thermostat?

Simply, a Wi-Fi thermostat connects to the Internet through a wireless connection. The thermostat connects to your home’s wireless network, which allows users to access its controls remotely.

Use Wi-Fi thermostats with smartphone or tablet apps, or through an online login portal to adjust settings and review energy consumption data.

Wi-Fi thermostats are typically programmable or “smart” models.

  • A programmable Wi-Fi thermostat gives you the ability to schedule temperature settings throughout the day and week. The wireless connection allows for remote access if you need to make an adjustment.
  • A smart thermostat learns your temperature preferences to automatically deliver a comfortable indoor environment without programmed settings. Their Wi-Fi connection allows for expanded features such as weather forecasting as well as remote access. It doesn’t magically happen, of course. It takes a couple weeks of manual programming for it to identify and recall household patterns.

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How a Wi-Fi Thermostat Helps You Save

A Wi-Fi thermostat goes above the energy savings provided by a typical programmable model. Many Wi-Fi thermostats collect data regarding your home’s energy consumption. Through the thermostat’s app or online portal, review this information and gain insight into where you’re spending energy dollars.

Used correctly, the data captured by your Wi-Fi thermostat helps you better understand household energy consumption and where you can reduce usage.

Some models even generate more efficient temperature schedules for your home to cut unnecessary energy use. See exactly when and how energy is consumed in your home to make smarter usage choices. In addition, many are ENERGY STAR-certified.

In fact, according to Energy.gov, if everyone used an ENERGY STAR-certified smart thermostat, U.S. homeowners could save as much as 56 trillion BTUs of energy and $740 million dollars per year. Therefore, it’s fair to assume this change offsets 13 billion pounds of annual greenhouse gas emissions. Those are big numbers!

In addition to energy savings, a Wi-Fi thermostat helps you save on heating and cooling repair and maintenance costs.

Through notifications, your Wi-Fi thermostat alerts you to system issues in need of repair. It identifies performance anomalies and malfunctions. It also reminds you when the system is due for maintenance.

Quick notifications mean service calls are scheduled sooner and the needed service or repairs are done right away. Neglecting your heating and cooling equipment potentially causes more serious breakdowns and system damage – with higher repair costs.

The Importance of Wi-Fi Thermostat Compatibility

At Homesense Heating and Cooling, we offer several Wi-Fi thermostat options. Like many electronic gadgets, each comes with its own set of features. It’s easy to be overwhelmed, especially if you don’t consider yourself a “techie.”

It’s okay. We’re happy to visit and review your options. Because not all thermostats are created equal, we strongly encourage these conversations.

In other words, some thermostats are better paired with certain HVAC equipment than others. For example, certain thermostats work better with variable-speed or with single-speed models. Some are more compatible with heat pumps than others.

We want you to have the most success with your new thermostat and get the most value from it.

So, give us a call at 317-203-8149 to set up a time to review your situation. Don’t grab something off the shelf at big box store because it sounds cool or because you need a gift for someone. It’s really best to get the right thermostat for each household’s heating and air system.

Once you’ve determined the right thermostat for you, Homesense professionally installs your new Wi-Fi thermostat. We’ll explain the features to help you feel comfortable using them. We also perform thermostat repair and maintenance.

Remember, sometimes heating and cooling problems are really thermostat malfunctions. Your HVAC system takes its orders from the thermostat, so if it’s not performing well, it can throw off the whole system.

Our technicians take the time to explain features and how to use your new thermostat. Our Wi-Fi thermostat selection includes models from major HVAC manufacturers including:

  • Carrier
  • Honeywell
  • Nest
  • Daikin
  • Ecobee

In Conclusion: Trust Homesense for Thermostat Needs in Indianapolis

A Wi-Fi thermostat is a tool your family needs to control energy consumption and lower heating and cooling costs. So let’s make it the best tool for you. Contact us online today or call 317-203-8149 to learn more.

We proudly serve the Indianapolis area, including popular suburbs like Carmel, Westfield, Noblesville, Zionsville and in the city in Meridian-Kessler, Butler-Tarkington and Broad Ripple.

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