We’ve come a long way since the times of having a simple thermostat that controls our indoor temperature. Gone are the days of having a lever that we push left and right or up and down to control how hot or cold we wanted our homes. The switches that say “ON/OFF/AUTO” are almost extinct. Nowadays, we’re installing the most advanced thermostats available! If you haven’t seen or heard about a Wi-Fi thermostat, then look no further!
New thermostats are being equipped to connect to your home’s Wi-Fi network! That means you can control your home’s HVAC system with your smartphone. For instance, if you have an after work dinner with co-workers and you won’t be home for a few hours, you can tell your AC system to delay bringing the temperature down to your comfort zone by a few hours! Wi-Fi connectivity also allows you to see your usage over a period of time and see which days used more energy and which days saved you money!
The Nexia Trane ComfortLink™ II XL950 Control gives you the ability to define different temperatures and schedules for each room in your house! If your kids like it to be a little warmer in the Winter, then you can set their rooms to their desired temperature without affecting the rest of the house! This is especially handy for two story homes which can have variations in temperatures throughout the upstairs and downstairs rooms.
Depending on the model, you will have plenty of options for your thermostat’s display! You can check out the current weather outside, so you can get a feel for how you will need to dress for the day. Plus, you have the ability to check the weather forecast for the upcoming week! You can also program a picture or slideshow to play after a few minutes of inactivity.