One of the biggest arguments heard in homes during winter is what temperature the thermostat should be set to. You want to be comfortable, but you don’t want to shell out hundreds of dollars for your heating bill every month. If you’re sick of fiddling with your radiator to find the perfect temperature for your home, a wireless thermostat may be the solution.
1. It’s convenient.
A wireless thermostat is easier to install because it doesn’t have to be in the same location as the boiler. This allows for flexibility in placement of the thermostat, making it easier for you increase or decrease your home’s temperature, without a lot of hassle. You can also set different temperatures for different times of day, or an automatic shutoff when it gets too warm in your home.
2. It can be controlled remotely.
Let’s say you leave for vacation and realize you’ve forgotten to turn the heat off. With a wireless thermostat, you can control the temperature from your computer or your smart phone! This can be especially helpful when colder weather comes through, to ensure your pipes don’t freeze while you’re out of town.
3. You’ll save money.
Perhaps the strongest argument for investing in a wireless thermostat is the money you’ll save on your monthly bills. Because they’re more accurate, you don’t have to worry about wasting energy. Depending on the complexity of the system, some manufacturers claim wireless thermostats save more than 20 percent of the energy put out by mechanical thermostats. Less energy means more savings on your heating bill.
Something to consider when looking at wireless thermostats is how many heating units you want to control. You could use one thermostat to heat an entire building, or you can get a unit that controls multiple zones. Stop by one of our showrooms to see if a wireless thermostat would make sense for your home.