Demands for smart office trends is skyrocketing as businesses continue to seek out the ability to control temperatures through the convenience of wi-fi thermostats. Fueled by the desire to save energy (and money), more businesses are looking for the ability to control temperatures, humidity and fan speeds at different zones throughout the office.
Evolving Wi-Fi Thermostats
Wi-Fi thermostats have evolved over the years. They’re more intuitive and easier to use making them an attractive option for homes and businesses. And with the constant release of sleek new equipment models, such as the Nest thermostat, demands for connected technologies just keeps growing.
Plus, they’re now available at lower price points. Because of improved technology with larger displays and faster energy-efficient microprocessors, manufacturers can deliver these products at a lower price point. Here are our top five Wi-Fi thermostats to help your smart office save money, time and energy.
Top 5 Wi-Fi Thermostats
The Nest learning thermostat has a digital touch screen that uses Wi-Fi and connects to a smart phone through a free mobile app. It can make changes to an office energy efficiency settings based on patterns and preferences. The Nest can also determine when the office is occupied or empty for even bigger energy savings. Business owners can get money savings reports and identify patterns through the app.
The ecobee3 Smarter thermostat features a different sensor for each room. So, if there are areas of your building, such as the conference room, that is occupied less often, this thermostat can accommodate a different heating and cooling setting. Complete with a touchscreen and compatible with other smart home devices, the ecobee3 thermostat also works with Amazon Alexa.
Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat
The Honeywell Wi-Fi thermostat has voice control options so managers can change settings simply by speaking to it. You know, just in case your hands are full. And for those who prefer touch screens, the Honeywell has that option as well.
The Emerson Sensi is one of the most budget friendly options on our list. A quality product with easy installation, the Sensi Wi-Fi thermostat is similar to the standard thermostat most of us are used, but with a mobile app that allows users to remotely control and schedule the comfort of your office using a smart phone, tablet or PC.
Schneider Electric Wiser Air
Need a quick burst of warm air when you first open your doors? The Schneider Electric Wi-Fi thermostat comes with a convenient comfort feature, called “Comfort Boost” that turns the heat on for 15 minutes at a time. And for the ultimate savings, their mobile app features quick tips on saving energy and offers quick communication with your utility company.
Smart Wi-Fi Thermostats
Ready to be a smart business? This is the year to switch from traditional thermostats to Wi-Fi thermostats for ultimate savings and comfort all year long.
Before you invest and install a smart Wi-Fi thermostat, be sure to contact our comfort specialists at Lawes Company to make sure your office is equipped and capable of using one.