Thermostats have come a long way in keeping your home at a comfortable temperature all year long.
These days you can control the temperature in your home with the sound of your voice. And, while this newer technology is super cool, it does more than provide convenience and comfort. It also can provide you with ways to save money and make your home more energy efficient.
Some form of smart technology has been around for quite a while, but we’re now seeing even more homes integrating these systems into their homes and that’s only expected to go up in the near future.
From smart systems such as Google Home and Amazon Alexa to standalone voice activated thermostats, you can have the convenience of adjusting your temperature without ever leaving your couch. Some of these standalone thermostats can be controlled with your smartphone and even be scheduled to adjust to your lifestyle for the best comfort and efficiency.
Why Voice Control?
The HVAC industry has realized just how convenient this technology is and how much customers are enjoying them. But it goes beyond that convenience and even beyond energy efficiency.
Depending on the device capability, they can also deliver important messages, especially if they are connected to other devices in your home.
If your thermostat is connected to your carbon monoxide detector and even your fire detector, you will get a message any time smoke or levels of carbon are elevated in your home. That goes right to the safety of your family and could even be lifesaving.
Do Your Research
If you think this technology sounds perfect for your home, do your research and check out which ones would work best with your existing systems and other devices.
Ask questions. Ask family and friends who use them and find out the pros and cons of each.
And, as always, give us a call if you have any questions or need assistance with your HVAC system.