BlogJanuary 8, 2019Control your AC from your cell phone with a Wi-fi Thermostat

Did you ever leave the house in a hurry for an extended stay somewhere else, then realize about an hour into your trip that you forgot to turn the AC down or Off to save money? Well, there’s an app for that too. It just requires a “Wi-Fi thermostat” also known as a “Smart thermostat.”

There are some other benefits to a Wi-Fi thermostat besides saving you money. Most models allow you to sync up with a Smart Home Integration system like Nest or Apple HomeKit, so you can bark commands to Amazon Alexa or Apple Siri to change your temperature. All the Wi-Fi thermostats allow you to schedule different temperatures for different times of day, but some also sense whether anyone is in the room and will adjust the temperature accordingly. And some will remind you when it is time to change filters or schedule routine maintenance.

The Wi-Fi thermostats come with a device that allows you to connect the thermostat to your home network and the internet. Once this device is in place, you can download a free app to your cell phone which allows you to control the thermostat remotely.

Some popular brands of Smart thermostats are Ecobee4, Nest, Insteon, Lux, Bosch, and Honeywell. Some of these devices come with Do-It-Yourself instructions, but you will need to know and understand the wiring in your current thermostat before you should undertake this project.

The certified technicians at Millian-Aire can help you choose and install the best Wi-Fi thermostat for your AC unit. Please call us at 888-628-0691 or use our online contact form.

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