We’re in the dog days of summer, and the temperature isn’t the only thing rising. Blasting the AC may keep your home cool, but it can take a toll on your energy bill. What if you could take total control of your utility usage and eliminate energy-wasting habits from your lifestyle? It turns out you can. With the help of environmental controls and smart thermostats, you can maximize your home’s energy efficiency, and do your wallet-and the earth- a favor.
At the most basic level, replacing your thermostat with a Wi-Fi controllable model will give you greater control over your home’s climate. For one, it can be controlled from your smart phone or tablet wherever you are. Out for the day and left the AC running? No need to worry about wasted energy; just open your app and turn off or adjust your AC, no matter how far you are from home. When it’s time to head back, adjust your AC again to have your home a cool oasis by the time you return.
One of the benefits of an integrated environmental control system is that you can set up your house to heat and cool based on different zones. For example, why blast the air conditioning in the living room when everyone is asleep? Conversely, during a hot summer day, why cool the bedrooms when no one is using them? You can shut down entire areas of your home for even greater energy savings.
Integrated environmental controls
A truly integrated environmental system is where the magic really happens. In addition to programming a thermostat based on your habits, environmental controls integrated into a larger home automation system have the capability to respond to the world and other systems around them. For example, you can install a system that will automatically react to the outside temperature, time of day, or even the season of the year. When integrated with occupancy sensors, your system can automatically shut lights off or adjust the temperature if there is no one in the room for an extended period of time. Integration with light sensors also saves energy and makes for a greener home. We can integrate thermostat control with window shade systems, light sensors, and more to keep your home cooler, greener, and more affordable.
Whatever degree of functionality and control you decide upon, we can help you accomplish it quickly and painlessly. You wouldn’t buy a new car that didn’t have electronic door locks, automatic lighting control, a sound system or HVAC. Let us bring these “smart” technologies into your home!