Can a Smart Thermostat Work Without Wi-Fi Connection?
Technology has evolved at a rapid pace over the last few years. One of the areas that have seen the most significant growth in recent years is the technology in home thermostats. New smart thermostats can provide a range of features that you never knew were possible, including connecting to your smartphone, checking local weather conditions, and analyzing indoor air quality. To get access to most of these features, the device will need to be connected to the internet after it is installed in your home. The functionality will be limited without Wi-Fi.
How Can a Thermostat Function With No Wi-Fi Connection?
If you do not have Wi-Fi in your home, your smart thermostat will essentially act like a basic device that has been around for decades. The heating and cooling of your house can easily be handled without an internet connection. You will need to set and change the temperature directly on the thermostat. You lose the ability to remotely change the temperature without an internet connection. All of the other new features are also lost. Since the device will perform basic functions, there is no reason to avoid installing a smart thermostat in your home. You can always reap the benefits in the near future.
You Can Add Wi-Fi Later
It is very common for people to go a short period without Wi-Fi after moving into a new home. You may also be unable to afford wireless internet right now. Do not let these minor setbacks keep you from getting a smart thermostat. It is only a matter of time before you will have Wi-Fi in your home, so it is best to be prepared for this inevitable future. Once the wireless internet is installed in your house, it will only take a few minutes to get the thermostat connected to the Wi-Fi. This will allow you to enjoy features you didn't even think were possible.
Benefits of a Connected Device
The mobile app functionality and live updated alerts are the two biggest benefits of having your smart thermostat connected to the internet. The mobile app allows you to control the thermostat from almost anywhere in the world. Save on your energy bills by raising the temperature when leaving the house and lowering the temperature before heading back home. The live updates will let you know any time something goes wrong with the HVAC system. This enables you to stay one step ahead of everything, no matter where you are located.
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Understanding everything about smart thermostats can be a little tricky if you have never used one before. We will happily answer all of your questions, so do not hesitate to give us a call at Command Service Center any time.