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What are the benefits of Wi-Fi thermostats for Oil Heat ??

Wi-Fi Thermostat
Wi-Fi Thermostat

When trying to maximize your fuel usage, having the right thermostat can be essential to saving money on your next energy bill. In today's modern world, we have more options than ever to monitor our in-home temperature. Thanks to the power of the internet and wireless capabilities, we now can monitor our home heating with just a click of a button using Wi-Fi thermostats.

Wi-Fi thermostats are like your regular thermostats in that they give you the ability to turn your heater up, down, on, or off just as your traditional older thermostats do. But Wi-Fi thermostats can allow your thermostat to be "smart". Wi-Fi thermostats do so much more than set a home's temperature and are the way of the future when it comes to heating your home efficiently. 

What are the benefits you ask??? Well here are just a few to keep in mind when deciding to switch your old thermostat to a newer Wi-Fi-capable thermostat.

1-Control your home's temperature from anywhere- This is one of the most important features of a Wi-Fi thermostat because it allows you to access your home's temperature from work or halfway across the world. All you need to do is download the dedicated smartphone app and connect it to your thermostat to use your phone as a remote control. As long as your phone and thermostat both have an internet connection, you can control your home's temperature from anywhere in the world. 

2-Manage several thermostats at one time-Owning multiple properties can be challenging in many ways especially when you try to monitor each location's energy use. With a Wi-Fi thermostat, you can monitor these with a simple app that controls each location. Whether you are at work or halfway around the world, the Wi-Fi thermostat gives you the capability to monitor all your investments at the same time.

3-Access Helpful Metrics- Smart(Wi-Fi) thermostats are given this name for a reason. They can provide useful data such as statistics on your energy use, energy spending, and location behavior over time. They can provide intelligent metrics and data that the traditional thermostat lacks.

4-Easy Controls and Intuitive Displays- If you can work a smartphone, you will have no problem operating your new Wi-Fi thermostat. Smart thermostats include brightly lit displays with easy-to-read data. The controls can include responsive touch screens, buttons, or dials. You may have a slight learning curve in the beginning but I am confident with time you will become a pro at navigating the Smart(Wi-FI) thermostats!

5-Set Heating Schedules-Every family is unique and each family will have a different need regarding their energy usage. A Wi-Fi thermostat can give you the ability to accommodate your family's specific needs. If you want to lower your thermostat's temperature every day while you're at work, you can set your thermostat to remember the exact days and times it should turn itself down. If you want your thermostat to raise the temperature so your home is comfortable when you get home, you can set it to do that, too.

7-Integration with other Smart Devices- With technology constantly changing and improving, the world of smart devices is becoming more user-friendly, and integration with other devices is a way to simplify your life. If you have a smart device with voice control such as Amazon Alexa or Google Home, you can integrate the Wi-Fi thermostat to respond to your voice via these devices. You can create custom commands for your specific heating schedules. How cool and easy is that????

8-Set Maintenance Reminders- As an oil heat user, we know that our tanks and heating systems will require maintenance to remain in top-performing conditions. You can use your Wi-Fi thermostats to set reminders to alert you when maintenance is needed. For example, you can set a reminder every 3 months to change your filter! Use this function to help with all your routine maintenance needs.

In a nutshell, installing a Wi-Fi thermostat can simplify your life while helping to maximize your fuel usage. This can help you to lower your fuel spending by customizing your home's temperature to best fit your needs. If you ask me, it's time to make the change to a newer more efficient Wi-Fi Thermostat!!!

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