Around this time of year some of us may be heading away to visit family and friends, heading on a vacation destination or may be moving to a warmer climate to escape our frigid winter. These situations will leave our homes vulnerable to a no heat situation that may cause our water pipes to freeze and create damage to our homes. The question is, how can you be sure your furnace is working while you are away? Do you have someone checking on your home daily? You should because in severe cold weather if your heat goes down your pipes can freeze in just a single day. Fortunately, there is a solution that will give you peace of mind that your heating system is working when you are away.
Right now, thermostat systems are available that will allow you to remotely monitor and manage your homes heating and cooling system 24 hours a day. You can also control your heating or cooling system from your smart phone, PC, or tablet device. It is simple to install because the thermostat communicates wirelessly with a simple gateway hooked to your internet access. This means it can be installed in about a half hour, without the complication of running wires and the corresponding expense.
Here is what this system will allow you to do:
- Monitor and adjust your homes temperature.
- Monitor and adjust the humidity.
- Check the outdoor temperature and humidity.
If you have multiple thermostats in your home or even multiple locations, you can monitor and control these as well. If something should happen to your system, notifications will be sent to the email address or text number you configure in the location settings to alert you of the situation. The system will automatically send you an alert when everything is back to normal.
This is also a great solution to easily monitor your business heating and cooling system, your vacation home when you are away, or an investment property you might have. Best of all the app is free and the only costs are your internet access fee, which you probably already have, and the initial cost of the thermostat system.