A WIFI thermostat is a unique type of programmable thermostat that features WIFI connectivity. By using a WIFI connection, this type of thermostat can connect with your security system in order to become fully integrated with your home automation setup. This will allow you to program and make adjustments to your thermostat using your security panel, as well as remotely by using the mobile app of your security system’s interactive service. Before purchasing a WIFI thermostat, you will want to make sure that the model you choose is compatible with the security system inside your home.
Like any programmable thermostat, a WIFI thermostat can be configured so that it heats and cools based upon a predetermined time schedule. For example, a WIFI thermostat might be set to turn off the AC at 8:30AM when you leave for work in the morning and to then turn the AC back on at 5:30PM when you return home. By doing this, you can make controlling the temperature in your home an extremely easy process, and you can save a large amount of money in energy bills.
Getting started with a WIFI thermostat is incredibly simple. All you have to do is set up the device with your home’s heating and cooling system, connect the device to the internet, program the device to your security panel, adjust its settings, and you are all set. From there, the device will require very little maintenance, and most heating and cooling will be done automatically. Owners of WIFI thermostats absolutely love the huge conveniences they offer and their overall ease of use.
Since a WIFI thermostat connects with a security system, you security panel will serve as a secondary access point for controlling your home’s heating and cooling. Assuming that your system is connected with a remote interactive service, such as Honeywell’s Total Connect, you will be able to control your WIFI thermostat remotely using the mobile app for that service. This will allow you to adjust the temperature inside your home from virtually anywhere in the world. For example, if you’re staying late at work, you can use your smartphone and the mobile app for your interactive service to instruct your thermostat to not activate at its usual time. Please note that this will require a monitoring plan that includes connectivity with an interactive platform.
WIFI thermostats also support a tracking feature known as geofencing. This allows your security system to determine where you currently are based on your smartphone location. You can use this feature to have your WIFI thermostat automatically activate when you are within a certain radius of your home security system. This will ensure that your house will be properly cooled or heated by the time that you arrive home. By using this feature, you will not have to wait a single second for your house to reach a comfortable temperature. This is great for busy users who aren’t exactly sure what time they plan on arriving home on a daily basis.