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Smart thermostats have changed residential HVAC systems for years. Gone are the days of manually adjusting the thermostat every time the weather changed. Now, you can adjust the temperature from your cell phone. Still, can you use a smart thermostat without an Internet connection?

Can You Use a Smart Thermostat Without Wifi?

Yes, smart thermostats work without Wifi. However, doing so limits the thermostat’s functionality. Smart devices are designed for optimal performance with a Wifi connection. Not using the device for its intended purpose limits you to a basic remote control thermostat without Wifi.

A person using a smart phone application saving energy with a wireless smart thermostat on a white background.

Considerations of Not Connecting to the Wifi

Smart thermostats have advanced features that enable you to control your home heating and cooling system anytime. There are many advantages to them, like

  • Individual climate control
  • Time duration
  • Live updated energy reports
  • Mobile control remote access

Having an Internet connection allows you to set temperature control from a mobile app on your smartphone or tablet. You save energy whenever and wherever you please.

Therefore, not connecting to the Wifi puts you at a grave disadvantage. You limit the possibilities of your thermostat, ultimately negating its intended purposes. That’s not to say you cannot use it as a non-Internet compliant thermostat, but you won’t have access to the energy-saving and cost-saving features built in.

Call Allied for Smart Thermostat Installation in Your Home!

Call Allied Air Conditioning and Heating if you want a smart thermostat for your home. Our NATE-certified HVAC technicians will inspect your heating and air system, then install a new thermostat with Internet capability fast. You’ll save more money and energy without even realizing it.


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