Electric baseboard heaters are one of Canada’s most popular primary heating sources alongside forced air furnaces. Baseboard heaters are an affordable and easy-to-install option for smaller homes and cottages or as a secondary heating source. These days, most baseboard heaters can connect to a smart thermostat, which has many benefits:
1. Streamlined Operation
Traditionally, each baseboard heater has its own thermostat. Compatible Wi-Fi-controlled smart thermostats, such as select Honeywell models, enable you to connect multiple baseboard thermostats to a singular device or smartphone, streamlining the process.
2. Easy and Convenient Control
A smart thermostat makes it easier to control your baseboard heaters. With a smart thermostat, you can easily turn baseboard heaters on and off and adjust individual temperatures from your smart device. Alternatively, the revolutionary Dimplex Smart Baseboard Heater features a built-in electronic thermostat that can be controlled wirelessly with a Dimplex controller.
For added convenience, choose a smart thermostat for your baseboard heaters with a scheduling feature that enables you to operate the heater automatically on set days and times. A schedule can ensure you are running your baseboard heaters at optimal times, saving you money on energy bills.
3. Monitor Your Energy Usage
A smart thermostat for baseboard heaters can be a valuable tool in improving your home’s energy efficiency. Most smart thermostats can track your energy usage, providing insight into how much energy your family uses and saves.
4. Smart Home Integration
If you have a voice-activated smart home assistant or plan to invest in one in the future, choose a compatible smart thermostat. With smart home integration, you can control your baseboard heaters simply by using your voice.