Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats are a relatively recent innovation in home heating and cooling technology. These devices give you the ability to remotely control temperature settings and certain other functions with wireless signals sent through your Internet modem. The Carrier Cor thermostat is an excellent, well-rounded example of the potential uses of Wi-Fi-enabled temperature control. Let’s look at some of this devices main features.
The Scoop on Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostats
All Wi-Fi-enabled devices rely on a type of connection called an Internet protocol (IP) connection to send and/or receive information through a Wi-Fi modem. In a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat, the signals you send anywhere within the range of your modem are used to do such things as turn on your heating system in the wintertime and turn on your air conditioning system in the summertime. Beyond these basic capabilities, any given make and model of thermostat may have a range of other functions or features that add to its overall versatility and usefulness.
Basics of the Carrier Cor
In design terms, the main feature of the Carrier Cor thermostat is a color touch screen. This screen displays the thermostat’s interface and includes an extensive prompting system that tells you how to achieve your desired temperature control tasks. Specific advanced tasks you can set up and execute include a full seven-day schedule of temperature programming, a single button press that changes multiple temperature settings at once, and an automatic protocol that lets the thermostat “decide” when to change temperatures in response to specific conditions inside your home.
You can also operate a Carrier Cor thermostat through a range of Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including your desktop or laptop computer, your smartphone or your handheld tablet. Carrier simplifies this process by designing apps that work with each popular platform, including Windows and Apple computers and iOS- and Android-powered tablets and phones. This device-specific approach makes it easy to remotely control the thermostat with technology you already own.
Integration with Your Current Heating/Cooling System
American homes contain a broad array of heating and cooling technologies, each of which has its own functions and features. Integrating a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat with all of these technologies is a potential nightmare. However, Carrier has greatly simplified the process by designing the Cor thermostat to integrate smoothly with almost any type of heating/cooling system you may currently have installed in your home.
The Cor thermostat is designed to automatically download and install the latest software updates released by Carrier. This means that you will instantly benefit from any enhanced functions created for the device in the future, as well as any required bug fixes.
Carrier has designed the Cor thermostat for installation by an HVAC professional. This professional touch is primarily intended to ensure the device’s problem-free function. It also gives you the opportunity to ask a specialist any questions you may have about the thermostat’s operation.
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