I recently started researching smart thermostats for my home.
My goal was to lower monthly utility bills.
I couldn’t seem to remember to make adjustments to temperature settings before I left for work in the mornings. I’d then pay to heat or cool an empty home to ideal comfort levels. I checked into all of the different styles of thermostats and various features. Realizing that the installation was rather complicated, I ended up consulting with a licensed HVAC contractor. As we discussed the various thermostat options, he recommended the upgrade into a home automation system. This wireless system incorporates all of the smart appliances and systems into a single interface for more convenient and efficient management. I’m able to better control everything from lights and temperature to my sump pump and dishwasher. I was able to customize the home automation system and add in a variety of features, including all sorts of security options. I have found that automated door locks, alarms, occupancy sensors and motion-activated lights are extremely helpful. I feel much safer in the house. I no longer need to question whether or not I locked the back door before heading out. An app on my smartphone allows me to check on the house and make adjustments. I get alerts if the security cameras register movement near the front or back doors. If anyone tries to get into the house, an alarm sounds and I receive notification. I’m protected from break-ins, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning and even flooding. When I’m away on vacation, I can switch the pattern of lights left on and have confidence that everything is secure.