Female homeowner in teal shirt adjusts Wi-Fi thermostat with her smartphone.

Did you know you can save up to 10 percent on your energy bill each year simply by setting your thermostat seven to 10 degrees lower while you’re at work? It’s true—the closer your home temperature is to the weather outside, the more energy and money you’ll save. The easiest way to achieve that is simple: install a Wi-Fi thermostat. These devices let you monitor your home temperature more closely, no matter where you are, to maximize comfort and savings. The Carrier® experts at RJ Heating and Air Conditioning explain how to get the most out of these devices below. Call us with questions or when you’re ready to install one in your home: 414-463-1140.

Schedule Temperature Changes Throughout the Day

A Wi-Fi thermostat allows you to program when your heating and cooling systems run. That means you can set it to automatically lower when you’re away from home—and have the house adjust to your ideal settings by the time you return. It’s an easy way to get the comfort you deserve without wasting energy heating or cooling an empty house.

Wi-Fi thermostats even enable you to adjust temperatures from your smartphone. You can turn the heat on, boost the cool air, or even just monitor how much energy your systems use.

What Temperature Should I Set My Wi-Fi Thermostat?

The short answer? It depends on your own preferences. However, there are settings you can use to optimize energy usage. In winter, you should set your thermostat between 68 and 70 degrees Fahrenheit while you’re awake, and then lower at night or when you’re on vacation to maximize your savings.

During the summer months, the higher you set your thermostat, the more you’ll save. If you can manage it, try maintaining a temperature of 78 degrees when it’s warm outside.

Where to Install a Wi-Fi Thermostat

If you don’t already have a Wi-Fi thermostat installed, consider its location if you plan to add one. For best results, make sure it’s in an easily accessible area that’s away from sunny windows, kitchen appliances, or any other place in your home that may have more extreme temperatures.

Bring Comfort and Convenience Home Today

Ready to install a Wi-Fi thermostat and save money? RJ Heating can handle the installation process for you. We’ll present you with options that are best for the size of your home. When you’re ready to learn more, either contact us online or call 414-463-1140.