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Why Should You Install a Wireless Thermostat?

Monday, September 15th, 2014

You can turn off your television from your couch and reprogram your radio from the kitchen, all because they have remote controls. Wouldn’t it be nice to manage your cooling and heating in a similar way? You can – with a wireless thermostat in Cocoa Beach. A wireless thermostat allows you to program, track and change the temperature as needed via remote control.. Not only do wireless thermostats offer you convenience, they can also help with energy efficiency. Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc., can help you choose a wireless thermostat for your home and professionally install it – just call us.

How Does a Wireless Thermostat Work?

Wireless thermostats work by using a main receiver that transmits information to all the wireless thermostats in your home. The receiver replaces your wired thermostat, and connects to your HVAC system just like a standard wired thermostat does. The wireless thermostat is battery operated and can be placed in a variety of locations; it just has to be close enough to the receiver to communicate with it, and this distance will be explained in the instructions. The thermostat stays in communication with the receiver by transmitting radio signals. Most wireless thermostats are programmable, and can set programs for up to 7 days. A single receiver can support up to 4 wireless thermostats.

Benefits of a Wireless Thermostat

There are several benefits to installing a wireless thermostat:

  • Convenience – clearly, a wireless thermostat offers a level of convenience you can’t achieve with a wired thermostat. You can place a wireless thermostat virtually anywhere in your home, as long as it is within 500 feet of the receiver. This means you can control your temperature from virtually anywhere in your home.
  • Energy efficiency – being able to program your thermostat allows you to control the amount of heating and cooling you use. For instance, if your home is mostly empty during the work week, you can program your HVAC system to cycle down during these times so that you are not heating or cooling an empty home. When you reduce the usage of your HVAC system, you reduce your energy usage.
  • Comfort – a wireless thermostat relays information concerning the current temperature of the room it is in. This allows you to adjust that room’s temperature based on your heating and cooling needs.

A wireless thermostat in Cocoa Beach can help with energy efficiency, comfort and convenience.

If you are interested in a wireless thermostat for your home, call Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc., today and speak with one of our specialists.

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The Importance of your Thermostat

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Did you know that the placement of your thermostat can have an impact on your home’s energy efficiency? If your thermostat is very close to something that generates heat, such as a lamp or TV, it can register your house as hotter as than it actually is and make your air conditioner run longer. Even something little, like if your thermostat is in direct sunlight, can lead to inaccurate readings and wasted energy.  Make sure that your thermostat is properly placed and calibrated to keep your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible.

Thinking about upgrading to the most accurate thermostat technology? Just a few degrees difference can make a huge impact on your energy bill! Many people don’t realize the importance of their thermostat, but in reality this piece of equipment is responsible for monitoring the temperature of your whole home! Contact Next Generation today to find out more about your thermostat options. We have wireless, digital, and wired models available to fit the needs of any household.

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