The idea of home automation and SMART Thermostats have become increasingly popular over the years, and there are many benefits to installing some of these tools. If you are in the market for a Wi-Fi thermostat, use this simple checklist to help you figure out what brand best suits you.

1. Budget

Cost is probably the first place most people start when researching what they want. Pricing for a Smart Thermostat can range from $100 on the low end to $300 and up for the device alone. The installation is separate, and you should look into monthly maintenance or monitoring charges. Before making the final purchase you should contact your energy provider to inquire of any rebates for installing such tools.

2. System Compatibility

The other factor you want to look at is whether or not the thermostat is compatible with your current system. Elements such as wiring and the type of heating and cooling equipment you have installed may not work with all smart thermostats. There are a number of options out there to choose from and your service rep from Dignified Air Services can help make sure that you choose the right one for your home.

3. Installation

Are you a die-hard DIY-er or do you prefer to hand this project off to the experts? There are brands on the market available for both schools of thought. As you are reviewing options, consider things such as wiring, connectivity to Wifi, and thermostat design which may require brackets, wall patches, and repair on the area where your old thermostat was located.

These are just three aspects that you should consider when deciding to purchase and install a smart thermostat. If you purchase one, but don’t use it the way it is intended you will not see the savings or benefits to the investment. If done properly, the installation will have paid for itself within the first year. We all want to have the latest digital toys, even as adults, but make sure that you are getting a piece of equipment that suits your particular energy needs and call Dignified Air Services if you have any questions or would like to schedule an assessment.