A Wi-Fi thermostat connects to your home’s wireless Internet service and lets you remotely check and change the temperature in your home from an app on your smartphone or tablet.
When Wi-Fi thermostats first came out, the buyers were mainly snowbirds who wanted an alert if their furnace conked out while they were down south. That’s not the case anymore. In fact, Wi-Fi thermostats are quickly becoming standard equipment for new homes. If you’re considering upgrading your thermostat to a high-tech Wi-Fi version, here’s what you need to know.