Here in Minnesota it feels like we’re at the tail end of winter, but as we all know, that can change—literally—overnight. So while warmer temps are in sight, we’re still in heating season and most everyone hopes to find the ideal home temperature, especially as the weather fluctuates in the transition from winter to spring. Here are some ideas for finding and keeping an ideal temperature in your home as we close out this year’s heating season (fingers crossed).
If you’ll excuse the pun, smart thermostats are one of the "hottest" items to join the Internet of Things. They’re changing the way we heat and cool our homes, increasing our awareness of the energy we’re using, and providing the convenience and security of a connected home appliance. There are a lot of choices out there and, like with any new device, some are better than others. If you’re thinking of adding a smart thermostat to your HVAC system, be sure you do a thorough smart thermostat comparison of the models that are available. To help get you started, here are some features to consider and recommendations on what we at Stay Comfy think are your best choices on the market today.
Topics: Wi-Fi Thermostats
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.
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.