Are you ready to start making your home a smart home? A great way to start is with a programmable thermostat. There are several different brands of these types of thermostats available at Verizon (disclosure: I am a Verizon Lifestyle Ambassador and am compensated for my work – opinions are my own). The great thing is that you can control these with your smartphone, tablet, or a computer! I love this because it never fails that when I am in bed I want the temperature hotter or colder in my home. Right now I have an app called “Hubby” (ha ha ha – it’s not an app, but actual husband) to control my thermostat, but I’m sure the programmable thermostats would complain a lot less when I ask, via my smartphone app, to go hotter or colder.
The features of the thermostats differ, but everyone should be able to find one that fits their needs and their budgets. It is important to know that while most DIYers can handle the installation of these thermostats, not everyone will be overly comfortable with it. If need be, hire a handyman to install yours. Also, note that not all thermostats will work with all systems in homes. Be sure to either investigate before you buy or be sure to keep your receipt in case you need to return it.
As I mentioned, the biggest perk for me of the connected thermostats is that I can change the temperature with an app on my smartphone. Some of them do even more though and “learn” your habits and preferences and can start adjusting based on that and actually saving you money on your heating and cooling. How great is that?
To help get one of my readers started I am giving away a Honeywell Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat that I picked up at the Chicago Verizon Destination Store Opening. This thermostat allows you to control the comfort of your home from virtually anywhere, just download the free app to get started!
The Giveaway: Honeywell Wi-Fi Thermostat
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