Advances in technology have made it possible to control your building’s thermostat remotely, which can help save you time as well as money on energy bills. Wireless thermostats allow you to control your building’s temperature from any internet-enabled device. Smart thermostats have a variety of versatile functions designed for flexibility, convenience, and efficiency. Whether you are looking for a way to lower your heating and cooling costs or simply want to avoid the hassle of manually adjusting your building’s thermostat, a wireless thermostat can be an excellent investment.
Bringing Smart Technology to Air Conditioning
Small businesses across the United States spend nearly $60 billion on energy each year. Cooling a retail or commercial building can be expensive and the cost can be even higher with an unmanaged thermostat. With a wireless thermostat, the building’s temperature can be set to match your schedule and needs. The thermostat can be programmed to be more cost-efficient when the building is empty and return to the normal setting just prior to the occupants’ return.
Benefits and Features of Wireless Thermostats
Wireless or “wifi” thermostats offer a number of key benefits with one of the biggest being reduced energy costs. You can achieve noticeable savings by automatically adjusting the temperature based on building occupancy at particular times. You can also use a wifi thermostat to analyze your cooling and heating patterns for greater energy-saving opportunities. Wireless thermostats also give building owners the chance to create temperature zones that can be controlled independently, achieving uncompromised savings. Wifi thermostats can also be set up to provide helpful maintenance reminders to keep your system running smoothly.
Wireless thermostats come with many advanced features. Schedule functions allow building owners to schedule the AC to turn off or on, warmer or cooler, at certain times. A wireless thermostat can automatically adjust to the outside temperature which can help you further regulate your energy use throughout the year. One of the biggest benefits of a wireless thermostat is its remote features. Easily turn your thermostat up, down, on or off with just a few clicks of a button. You can also create an energy-efficient schedule right from your desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone.
How Wireless Thermostats Save Money
How much money can a wireless thermostat actually save you? According to Nest, the average customer saved 10 to 12 percent on their heating costs and 15 percent on their air conditioning costs after switching to a wireless thermostat. A smart thermostat will cost less money over time by setting the temperature higher during the cooling season and lower during the heating system while you are not in the building, automatically adjusting based on your specifications.
Top Wireless Thermostats on the Market
A variety of wireless thermostats are available. The choice for your retail or commercial space will depend on a variety of factors including the size of the building, the number of occupants, specific desired features, and your budget. Here is a look at some of the top wireless thermostats on the market:
- Ecobee: Ecobee wifi thermostats have become increasingly popular in recent years due to their multi-control interface and programs. These thermostats can save up to 23 percent on your annual energy costs and can be controlled from any Android or iOS device. They are also compatible with SmartSensor.
- Honeywell: Honeywell is a well-known name in the thermostat industry. Today you can find numerous wireless models that offer everything from room sensors to humidification control. These innovative thermostats take very little time to install and offer reliable service.
- Nest: Nest wireless thermostats are designed to save energy while also looking sleek due to their big, sharp display. You can find these thermostats in a variety of colors and they are Energy Star certified. You can teach the thermostat to learn what temperature you prefer and it will build a schedule around your preferences.
Install Wireless Thermostats in Your Home or Office with Cool Works
Keeping your building at the right temperature year-round can be challenging, especially when you want to save money on your energy bills. Fortunately, wireless thermostats can help. For more information about wireless thermostats or to have one installed in your retail or commercial space, contact Cool Works.