How Do Wireless Thermostats Work?

How Do Wireless Thermostats Work?

, by Thrive Agency, 5 min reading time

Compared to traditional systems, wireless thermostats offer homeowners more convenience and control over the home's AC and heating systems. They allow you to make rooms more comfortable while saving money on monthly electric bills.

Value Controls is the trusted provider of the latest HVAC technology. We provide certified pre-owned and new thermostats to fit your needs. How do wireless thermostats work? We’ll cover the details and their benefits in this guide.

What are Wireless Thermostats?

Wireless thermostats are an innovative solution for homeowners who want more flexibility and efficiency from their HVAC system. These tools allow homeowners to wirelessly control their heating, ventilation, and air conditioner through an app or other device.

This technology offers crucial benefits, which is why it is becoming increasingly popular among many homeowners. Estimates show that 13% of U.S. households today have wireless thermostats, and this is projected to reach 46.5% by 2030.

It's a flexible system since it can be installed anywhere in your home. They offer a convenient and energy-efficient way to keep rooms cool and comfortable.

How Do Wireless Thermostats Work?

Wireless thermostat systems communicate with your home's HVAC using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and other wireless technologies. It uses wireless signals to send commands such as temperature adjustments, turning on and off, and activating programmed modes such as cool or heat functions.

When the system is set up, you can use a mobile app to adjust your HVAC settings. You can also use a web browser on your computer to program your HVAC and make necessary adjustments.

Further, many wireless HVAC systems today support voice control, an added convenience. These systems are compatible with cloud-based voice assistants such as Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, and Apple's Siri.

In addition, wireless heating and cooling systems can detect the temperature in the different rooms of your house. It can turn the heat on and off as needed to achieve the average or ideal temperature. Some systems can be programmed to turn the heat or cold off if no one uses a room, saving you money in the long run.

What Are Their Functions

There are several features and functions that you should look for when selecting a wireless system for your home:

  • Wireless Capabilities: These systems can easily connect to the wireless network in your home. They can be integrated into the smart home system you already have.
  • Smart Setback: This smart feature allows wireless HVAC systems to analyze your home's heating and cooling needs and make adjustments accordingly.
  • Room Sensors: Wireless systems can be equipped with room sensors to help you monitor the temperature in each room. Some smart systems can adjust the temperature automatically and turn the heating and cooling off as needed.
  • Zoning System: Your home can be divided into zones, allowing you to manage cooling and heating needs and save money.
  • Indoor Air Quality Control: Some systems can handle and manage airborne pollutants, excess moisture, and stale air. Wireless HVAC units can adjust humidifiers and other systems to improve indoor air quality.
  • Energy Tracking: Smart thermostat systems can track the energy usage of different zones, allowing you to adjust the settings efficiently. You can use your mobile app to make adjustments accordingly.
  • Proximity Sensors: This advanced feature lights up the touch screen automatically as you approach it and turns it off automatically as you walk away.
  • Smart Alerts: This advanced feature sends you alerts on mobile devices when you're out of the house. It informs you if something goes amiss in your HVAC system.
  • Home Away Function: This function is also known as geofencing. It turns off the HVAC system when you leave the house and turns it on automatically as you enter a specified electronic boundary.

Can an Existing Thermostat System Be Upgraded for Wireless

Traditional thermostat systems can be upgraded with wireless capabilities. Homeowners have a couple of options when they want to make this upgrade:

  1. You can install a wireless receiver to relay commands to your HVAC's control system.
  2. Another option is to completely replace your current thermostat system with a wireless model, allowing your HVAC to connect to your home's Wi-Fi network.

What Will a Homeowner Need if They Want to Upgrade Their Current Thermostat Setup

Upgrading to a wireless thermostat system will require additional wiring and other hardware. Here are some of the checkboxes you’ll need to tick to upgrade your system:

  • Wireless thermostat
  • Receiver
  • Mounting hardware
  • Batteries
  • Electrical tools
  • Wires
  • Internet connection

Save Money While Making Your Home More Comfortable with Value Controls

Do you need to upgrade your current thermostat to a wireless system? At Value Controls, we have built a reputation for creating comfortable home environments. We provide you with wireless systems that meet your needs and budget. Contact us today to learn more about our products and services.


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