Homeowners nationwide are embracing the benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat with ever-increasing fervor. It used to be that mainly snowbirds — residents of the chilly northern states who traveled south for the winter — utilized this smart technology to control the temperature in their main residences while they were away. But now anyone traveling on vacation, whether on a beach getaway or a cabin in the mountains, can benefit. Here’s how:
Why You Should Upgrade Your Thermostat to Wi-Fi
You probably know by now that Wi-Fi thermostats are operated through an app on a smart device. With just a touch of the finger, you can raise or lower the temperature in your home (or homes) from near or far.
Think of the advantages that this type of technology can provide when you have more than one home:
- You get a message through your app of a snowstorm approaching the location of your cabin in the mountains. Just touch the screen to turn the heat up, and you can prevent the pipes from freezing while getting the cabin comfortably cozy for your arrival the next day.
- No matter when or where you travel, if the weather changes back at home, your device will alert you and you can adjust the temperature as needed. Heat wave descending on San Antonio? No problem. Turn down the A/C a few degrees and make your pets and plants more comfortable.
- Get the latest highs and lows from wherever you’re going so you’ll know how to pack. It’s frustrating arriving at your summer getaway only to find it’s chillier than you expected and you didn’t pack a jacket. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you’ll have the best information possible so you’ll know what to bring.
- Depending on the features you choose with your thermostat, you may be able to perform additional tasks, such as adjusting humidity. That could be really helpful in San Antonio or your beach home in summer, to prevent mold issues.
For more on a Wi-Fi thermostat, contact Beyer Boys, serving San Antonio and the surrounding area for 25 years.
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