WiFi thermostats allow you to control the cooling and heating of your building or workplace from your mobile phone, and this type of thermostat has a growing presence in the commercial air conditioning and heating market.
This type of thermostat can allow significant savings because having such control over the cooling and heating system helps achieve both energy and economic savings. They are rapidly displacing conventional thermostats as the most popular choice for air-conditioning and heating systems.
In this article, we will talk about how to install a WiFi thermostat system, as well as how it works.
WiFi thermostat installation
The smart WiFi thermostat is a device that can be purchased from different companies. In many cases, the installation can be included in the price, you can hire an installer, or you can install it yourself if you have the necessary knowledge. But the truth is that the installation is not particularly complicated, so whoever performs the installation, it will not cause a disturbance in your home or office.
On the terminal strip of your new smart device, you can find connections for both the heating and the air conditioning system. So, the entire air conditioning system will be centralised in the WiFi thermostat. Another important aspect of the installation is that the smart device needs a power connection to work. Therefore, through the wiring installation, a power supply cable must be routed to the device.
Once all the connections have been made, the system is ready to go.
It is important to remember that thermostats of this type take into account what type of boiler is being used to properly regulate the heating and cooling system.
WiFi thermostat operation
As soon as you turn it on for the first time, the thermostat will scan the available WiFi networks. After connecting to yours, you will have to create an account for the thermostat itself. Through this account you can control everything that happens in your home or workplace from anywhere on the planet, that is why it is a necessary step.
When you have the account, you can access the thermostat controls both from a browser, on the page corresponding to your device, and from an application that you can download to your mobile devices.
What can you regulate?
Usually, when using the web interface or the application for a mobile device, you can find two modes: manual mode and automatic mode. In manual mode, you can regulate any aspect of heating and cooling in real-time, changing temperatures or turning the system on and off.
On the other hand, the automatic mode uses the intelligence of the thermostat to regulate the temperature. For example, it can detect that your mobile device has connected to the WiFi network (which implies that you have just arrived in the building), and switch on the cooling/heating system, or disconnect it when you leave.
And not only that, but from the application, you can also control usage statistics, such as real-time and accumulated consumption, and so you can have better control of energy consumption, and make savings.
Advantages of a WiFi thermostat
Here is a list of some advantages that WiFi thermostats offer compared to traditional thermostats such as time control thermostats.
- Savings in consumption since it has time schedules, efficiency improvement systems, ecological and low consumption modes.
- Access to the system from anywhere.
- Control over instantaneous or cumulative consumption data.
- It adapts to your facilities and makes them work optimally.
- It learns from your habits and suggests improvements in this regard.
Smart thermostats offer you more control than ever over your air conditioning and heating system. Greater control allows you to customise settings, save more money on energy bills, and ensures you always enjoy the perfect temperature.