From apps that remotely start our cars, to those that control interior and exterior lighting, or a smart doorbell that video monitors our front door, we’re getting more and more used to the Internet of Things (IoT) — the connectivity of devices to the Internet. More and more, we’re adding devices that control our homes and the appliances within them. Wi-Fi thermostats are part of that trend, and there are plenty of good reasons to consider one for your home. Here are just a few.
Whether summer or winter, humidity plays a big role in your indoor air quality. Too much humidity in summer leaves us feeling hot and sticky. But too little in winter makes us feel colder and the dry air can contribute to irritations like dry skin and nasal passages. Really low humidity can even dry out wood floors and furniture enough to cause cracking. So, here are some easy ways to avoid dry air in your home.
Wi-Fi thermostats aren't just the latest tech gadgets, although they certainly have plenty of cool functions. They are a great way to make your home more energy-efficient. We recently looked at the benefits of installing a Wi-Fi Thermostat as part of your heating system. But what if you want to buy one? We turned to our resident HVAC expert, Keith Hill, the technical support manager at Minnesota Air, for some of the best Wi-Fi thermostats to consider. But first, here are some tips on what to look for in the new generation of thermostats.
As we play the game of “hot and cold” at the end of the summer – where the temperature can swing from 90 degrees and steamy to mild and 70s – you may be wondering where to set your thermostat. In autumn, it can still be pretty warm, but the humidity usually drops down once school is in session. Do you still need the AC on or can you get by using fans and open windows? It really all comes down to personal preference, but here are some things to know about picking the perfect thermostat temperature.
Topics: The Côr Thermostat
The marketplace for smart thermostats got even bigger with the launch of Carrier’s Côr™ thermostat earlier this year. If you are doing a smart thermostat comparison, there’s many to choose from – Côr™, Nest, Honeywell Lyric, etc., and we at Carrier and StayComfyMinnesota.com are here to tell you why the Côr™ Thermostat stands out above the rest.