5 Things HVAC Contractors Need To Know About WiFi Thermostats

Posted on: October 19, 2015 | by: HVAC.com July 26, 2017

Wi-Fi enabled thermostats are rising in popularity; by 2020, Wi-Fi enabled thermostat sales are predicted to surpass standard digital models. To take advantage of this market change, contractors are wisely adding the Wi-Fi enabled thermostat to their product line-up. In order to bring homeowners and business owners the best and most effective solutions, there are a few key points that every contractor should know about these products.

 

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What you need to know:

Price and Profitability

 

Wi-Fi enabled thermostats range in function and features. There are models available that will allow you to meet your customers’ expectations while offering your company profitable margins. Work with your preferred wholesaler to find Wi-Fi enabled thermostats which will be affordable for your customers and profitable for your company.

 

Installation

 

It’s easy to be intimidated by new technology, but don’t let that stand in your company’s way of selling Wi-Fi enabled thermostats. Many Wi-Fi enabled models make installation easy; the app will guide your technicians through the online set-up. No need to worry about learning confusing new technology to install these thermostats!

 

Business Promotion

 

When installing a Wi-Fi enabled thermostat in a customer’s home or business, you will gain a unique opportunity to promote your business. Many Wi-Fi enabled thermostat models allow you to program the thermostat with information such as your business’s name, contact information, and logo. Whenever your customer uses the thermostat or its app, your business is what they see; your information will be easily accessible next time they are in need of services.

 

No C-Wire Needed

 

While certain Wi-Fi enabled thermostats require a c-wire, over 60 percent of residences do not have one in place. Luckily, there are many Wi-Fi enabled thermostat models which do not require a c-wire. C-wire or not, there are equipment options available for any scenario so you can always meet the needs of your customers.

 

Enhanced Convenience

 

Wi-Fi enabled thermostats offer great convenience to home and business owners. With this equipment in place, they’ll be able to easily adjust temperatures, program setbacks, and more. These features work to ensure the user gets the performance they expect. Over 70 percent of homeowners with programmable thermostats are not using their energy-saving features, so the thermostats are not performing as expected; Wi-Fi enabled thermostats simplify setup and adjustments for the user, and allow convenient, remote access.

 

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