The temperatures are rising outside and so are questions about the savings one might make using a commercial WIFI thermostat in their home or office building. If you’re looking to reduce your energy costs and replace your thermostat this season, you may want to consider upgrading to a commercial WIFI thermostat.
Types of Thermostats
There are three different kinds of thermostats for your commercial or residential property to choose from: non-programmable, programmable, and smart.
Non-programmable thermostats come in two varieties: mechanical and digital. Manual versions require you to use a switch to adjust between A/C and Heat. You also have to manually adjust the temperature. Digital units require a power source, such as batteries. Mechanical thermostats are notoriously inaccurate in their temperature readings and usually end up costing you more energy. You can find either for less than $20.
Programmable thermostats allow you to set a schedule. They are only available in digital and cost around $40. Some programmable thermostats allow you to set preferences for certain times of the day on a cycle before you leave the building, but you cannot program them when you’re away from the unit. Other programmable thermostats are battery-powered, so the device will keep operating even if the building loses power, even if your HVAC does not.
Commercial WIFI thermostats are the most popular choice these days. They are easy to install by following step-by-step instructions. They have user-friendly interfaces making it easy to use your smart WIFI thermostat. These smart thermostats are WIFI based and allow you to program and adjust the temperature of your home or office building (or multiple buildings) from wherever you are, both on and off the premises. These thermostats vary in price based on their versatility and options — most start at around $80.
Advantages of Using a Commercial WIFI Thermostat
Commercial WIFI Thermostats offer several advantages over other thermostats. Most are convenient to install, are compatible with most HVAC units, and offer ways to improve long term operational energy savings.
Commercial WIFI thermostats help minimize energy costs by allowing you to easily schedule when your heating and cooling system runs in your property. It gives you the power to set it so that it only runs when the home or building is in use, which saves you money by not running when empty.
Many commercial WIFI thermostats track your overall energy usage and show it to you in an easy-to-read monthly report. If you’re curious about how much your HVAC is running each month, this report can tell you that. Often many commercial WIFI thermostats tell you how much energy you use compared to other users. Some power and electric companies even reward you for using energy-efficient settings on your commercial WIFI thermostat.
Commercial WIFI thermostats also sense activity in spaces. Having a smart thermostat means it can sense when someone enters a space and adjusts from eco-friendly room temperatures to a comfort-setting for a space being occupied, rather than empty.
You can also pre-schedule temperatures using a commercial WIFI thermostat. This allows you to turn off the HVAC entirely if you go on vacation or the home or building will remain empty over a longer period of time. This saves you money, maximizes your HVAC efficiency, and gives you peace of mind while you are away. If your thermostat is disconnected from its network, perhaps due to a power outage, you can be notified of it through your commercial WIFI thermostat.
There are many different brands of commercial wifi thermostats you can purchase for your property. At Reynolds Air & Heat in Brevard County, Florida we know how important energy efficiency is for your home or office. Comfort is king and the less you have to pay for it the better. If you have questions about if a commercial WIFI thermometer is right for you, please contact us.