The maritime temperate climate of Berlin causes a significant influence of weather, especially during the winter months. There is a lot of frost and large temperature difference because of its inland location. Winters are cold with an average low temperature of -2 to 0 degrees. With such cool temperatures, you may need a heating system that is integrated with a thermostat for easy climate control in your home.
Those who have had wireless thermostats cannot live without them. However, people who have not used wireless thermostats might be wondering if they should consider buying them. The term ‘wireless’ should not confuse you because you will use wires to connect to an HVAC system. They are referred to as wireless simply you can connect the device to the internet through Wi-Fi. And that is why they are known as ‘Wi-Fi thermostats’.
In this article, I will share a few of the key benefits of having a Wi-Fi thermostat during the winter seasons.
Enhanced Energy and Money Saving
While programmable thermostats help to save money by reducing energy consumption, Wi-Fi thermostats offer extra benefit because you have a more control over the energy consumption. This is because it can be operated remotely by use of a tablet, smartphone, or a computer when connected to the internet. For instance, forgetting to switch your thermostat to ‘vacation mode’ is a common mistake many homeowners do when leaving their home for a holiday trip. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you just log into your app and switch it off using your smartphone. This means you will prevent wastage of energy and thus save money on energy.
Receive Alerts via a Mobile App
Wi-Fi thermostats come with apps that can be used in iOS, Windows, and Android mobile devices. The app is a nice companion that allows you to do a few things comfortably using your smartphone or tablet. One of the greatest advantages of the app is to allow you to set alerts whenever your home requires climate control – either too hot or too cold. The alerts can be sent to your device as text messages or via your email. When the temperature is extremely low, you can increase the temperature to prevent pipes from freezing. Interestingly, you can do this from anywhere using a smartphone connected to the internet. These alerts will not only assist in saving energy and money but also help to improve the lifespan of an HVAC system.
Gives Useful Reports
Wi-Fi thermostats provide useful reports through the mobile app. However, this may depend on the thermostat you buy. The reports will help you to monitor the energy consumption and also can give some tips on how to save more money on energy. Some thermostats can send special reports on maintenance or provide information about any potential system malfunction. When you get these kinds of reports, they will let you keep your energy needs. You will also be able to prepare appropriately for the winter months when the energy demands are high. In short, staying aware about the energy usage can help you to plan well financially.
Assist to Monitor Outdoor Conditions
Many of the Wi-Fi thermostats come with sensors that are mounted on the outside. The sensors give accurate readings of the outdoor conditions such as humidity and temperature levels. When you have the information about the outside conditions, you are able to choose the correct indoor temperature. This will help in saving money on energy consumption and also ensure that the house stays at the best comfortable climate throughout. It is worth noting that high humidity level may create a warmer climate in the house than the actual temperature, and therefore knowing both the temperature and humidity levels is worthwhile.
Assist to Monitor Indoor Environment
A Wi-Fi thermostat will not only provide you with information on outside environment but also give you information on home’s indoor conditions. For instance, knowing the level of humidity in your home can help you to decide whether to increase, decrease, or maintain the current temperature. Installing a wireless or Wi-Fi thermostat ensures that your energy usage is appropriately controlled, as well as making your home’s indoor environment is always comfortable for the occupants.
In conclusion, we are not saying the Wi-Fi thermostats are the best in the market. If you are looking for a thermostat that can be used to control your home climate and the energy usage, wireless thermostats are the best option.