Connect your home to comfort and savings with a Wi-Fi- thermostat

February 08, 2017

When was the last time you thought about the importance of your thermostat? Never? We won't blame you. Most people don't bother to program their thermostat or even know how (kudos to you if you do).

Thermostats are important. They help you walk in to a cozy home after a cold commute. They control the largest energy expense in your home (heating) and, if you have central air, they also control the third largest energy expense (cooling). Thermostats are a big deal, and now they're smart home gadgets loaded with technology and features that make controlling temperature easy, help you live more comfortably, and save you money on your energy bills.

Here are a few ways you can benefit from a Wi-Fi thermostat, also known as a smart thermostat or connected thermostat.

Remote control of comfort
A Wi-Fi thermostat connects to your home Wi-Fi network, giving you the ability control temperature with your smartphone, tablet or computer. So if you're in the middle of binge-watching a TV show and don't feel like getting up to adjust the thermostat because you're cold, you don't have to. If you're at work and want to make sure the kids aren't at home blasting the air conditioning, you're in control.

Easy scheduling means easy savings
There's a reason why most people with a programmable thermostat don't set its schedule properly – it's a pain. Wi-Fi thermostats are more intuitive. If you can set the alarm clock on your phone, then you can program a Wi-Fi thermostat. It's that simple. Setting a schedule to heat or cool your home when you're there and to cut back while you're not can save you up to $180 on your energy bills annually.

Advanced models offer automation
Some thermostats have the ability to learn your schedule or analyze the weather forecast and adjust the temperature as necessary so you don't even have to set a schedule – the thermostat will do it for you.

Receive critical alerts in an emergency
A Wi-Fi thermostat can notify you of a heating or cooling system failure before it becomes an even bigger issue for your home. For example, if you're away from home for an extended period of time in the middle of winter and your heating system fails, you would want to know that before your pipes burst and flood your home. Your thermostat will have your back and can give you peace of mind.

Get insight into your energy use
Some Wi-Fi thermostat models will send you a weekly or monthly look into your energy usage for heating and cooling your home, letting you know how much you've saved or could be saving. You'll get tips to help you develop even better energy saving habits.

Mass Save wants you to enjoy the many benefits of a Wi-Fi thermostat. Don't miss this opportunity to save up to $100 instantly through our online store. We have a few models to choose from so you can pick one that's right for your home. 

You May Also Like

June 13, 2018 RESIDENTIAL BLOG
We’re Ready for Summer – Are Your Outdoor Spaces?

The residential electric sponsors of Mass Save® – Cape Light Compact, Eversource, National Grid, and Unitil – have put together three easy tips for creating more functional, energy-efficient outdoor spaces just in time to kick off the season.

June 06, 2018 RESIDENTIAL BLOG
Heating and Cooling Equipment Upgrades — Simplified

The task of having to replace your heating or cooling equipment only pops up once every decade or so, but the process can seem overwhelming. The good news is we’ve shortened the list of things to consider, helping you avoid information overflow.