The future of wireless thermostat has already arrived. Smart thermostats are devices that can be used with home automation and are responsible for controlling a home’s heating and/or air conditioning. They perform the same functions as a programmable thermostat as they allow the user to control the temperature of their home throughout the day using a schedule, such as setting a different temperature at night. These are the forefathers of wireless thermostats and offer basic functions that the average wired programmable thermostat has to offer that are currently available on the market. As we progress and the thermostat manufacturers tweak and improve on their thermostats the thermostats will grow far more complex than the wireless thermostats offered today. This new breed of a wireless thermostat is a far cry from the once state of the art thermostats that offered touch screens and adaptive recovery features that the current breed of thermostat offers. As we move into the future we see new features and options that will offer us more control, monitoring, and energy savings. All the manufacturers have something in the pipeline for wireless thermostats including Venstar, Emerson (White-Rodgers) and Honeywell to name a few thermostat manufacturers.
There are wireless thermostats that do not require a wired connection from the air handler to the thermostat. These types of wireless thermostats offer communication between the thermostat and the air handler in cases where the old wire is not good or in a new house where the wireless thermostat was installed sans the wiring between the air handler (or other HVAC equipment such as a boiler). These wireless thermostats offer basic control and a quick solution when the thermostat wiring is difficult to run or when the homeowner chooses not to run new thermostat wiring when the old thermostat wire goes bad for whatever reason.
Internet Thermostat Control
Like a connected thermostat they are connected to the Internet, they allow users to adjust heating/cooling settings from other internet-connected devices, such as smart phones. This allows users to easily adjust the temperature remotely. This ease of use is essential for ensuring energy savings. Smart thermostats also record internal/external temperatures, time the HVAC system has been running and can even notify you if your air filter needs to be replaced.
The Honeywell Redlink Gateway WiFi Thermostat System
The Honeywell Redlink system allows one to connect wirelessly to their HVAC system from any location where you have an internet connection. This can be an absolute lifesaver for those people who have second homes or travel extensively for their work. You can check the temperature of your house to make sure those pipes aren’t going to freeze or adjust the temperature remotely for any reason. Use your smartphone or a computer to log in to your RedLink account and see how things with your HVAC equipment or change the temperature.
The Honeywell Redlink Gateway is compatible with the Prestige line of thermostats and is only available for purchase through an HVAC contractor so the Honeywell Redlink WiFi thermostat is professionally installed so you can be assured of a good problem free installation.