Imagine being able to adjust the temperature in your home while you are on vacation by simply pulling out your smartphone! This isn’t a thing of the future. This type of thermostat, as well as several other advanced options, can be installed in your home. Think about all the money you will save on your utility bills by being able to control your home’s temperature with more ease than ever before.
Some old, something new…
The earliest thermostat on record was invented by a Dutch man named Cornelis Drebbel probably around 1620. It was a mercury thermostat that was used to monitor the temperature of meat. The invention of thermostats used to control central heating and cooling wasn’t invented until 1873 by a professor named Warren Johnson who got sick of asking the school janitor to go to the basement to adjust the steam valves. Nowadays, thermostats are used in every home and are becoming more and more customizable. Professor Johnson would be proud.
The thermostat has come a long way. With the invention of the programmable thermostat, came more convenience and flexibility options. With a programmable thermostat, you are able to set the temperature of your home based on a series of programmed settings that take effect whenever you choose. On a hot summer day, you can shut the AC off or even to a warmer temperature while you’re at work and the kids are at school and then have it start cooling again an hour before everyone is home. Not only does this effective system help you save money on your utility bills, but even helps with normal wear and tear on your heating and cooling system.
Wifi thermostats were invented in 2010 and have quickly become one of the fastest growing HVAC home enhancements. With a Wifi thermostat you can control you thermostat wherever you have internet access; typically controlled from a smartphone. Most come with a full color and customizable touch-screen, and help you take advantage of incredible features. Like a programmable thermostat, you can set times when you would like your system to shut off or change temperatures, but with access through your smart phone, you can adjust any time you need. Many Wifi thermostats even come with reminders so you can keep track of when you need to change your filter, or if you are reaching extreme temps when you are not at home.
If you have any questions about any of the great thermostat options, or would like to schedule an appointment to install a new thermostat, give us a call at 314-300-6755 to schedule your appointment. One of our friendly team members are ready to assist you!