Smart Thermostats are no longer an early-adopter’s product.
They are fully functional, value driven tools that anyone can take advantage of. In their simplest form, a smart thermostats is one that possesses basic ‘intelligence’ or the ability to make decisions. They accomplish this through several extensions to their previous characteristics; primarily the presence of Wi-Fi connectivity and internal software for data analysis.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
A ‘Smart’ thermostat is a networked device which allows you to manage a location’s temperature based on different variables (such as the time of day). This can be done from a remote setting: wirelessly via the Internet, using your smart phone, tablet or desktop. It being ‘smart’ implies it should save you money on power and keep your home, office or building efficiently comfortable. It achieves this by learning and adapting to your behavior through the support of data-analysis software. It then reports to you in real-time (e.g. energy consumption) and can even adjust its settings based on preset parameters and ambient conditions (e.g. humidity).
Smart Thermostats and Regular Thermostats
Which one to choose?
Smart thermostats and regular thermostats are used by many businesses and homes in order to manage energy consumption and because of their convenience. ‘Smart’ thermostats have become the new trend and are slowly taking over for ‘regular’ thermostats. Some of the most popular are Nest Thermostat, Ecobee Smart Thermostat and Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat but the list goes on and on.