In this day and age, more and more products seem to be making the leap to smart technology. In just the short time since being introduced, the number of “smart” products available for our homes has increased exponentially. Whether its a BlueTooth connected car, or a smart device in your kitchen or home, odds are that these IoT (Internet of Things) devices will become an increasingly common part of your life.
One of the benefits of this growth is the widespread availability of these time-saving devices, particularly in the HVAC industry. In the past, smart thermostats and other similar controllers were limited to truly high-end systems or as ultra-premium products only available at great additional cost to homeowners. Now, home automation has become an increasingly affordable and available luxury to improve the efficiency of an HVAC system. This trend in home automation has also sharpened competition among smart control manufactures. This has, in turn, pushed the industry towards advances in user and technician-friendliness among products. In addition, there has been a widespread focus on energy savings.
Let’s explore this rapidly growing technology that gives homeowners more control of their space.
What is Home Automation?
In a nutshell, home automation systems connect to a user’s smart devices with their own IP address. This technology allows the system to be controlled remotely with the user’s smartphone or tablet. Users can gain access from any location with the use of an internet connection. Actions such as turning lights on and off or adjusting your A/C temperature can now be performed from anywhere, anytime.
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While the automation market constantly expands, manufacturers are able to improve the products to homeowners’ preferences and demands. Ecobee thermostats are an example of how easy it is to create a “smart” home with technology that is designed for home automation specifically. On average an Ecobee thermostat saves up to 23% on heating and cooling costs. Innovations allow customers to monitor and control their HVAC systems anytime with their devices. They can receive insight on how much energy they are using. As a result, homeowners can pinpoint whether there are energy leaks or electrical shortages. Additionally, they can remotely change their settings for a more energy-saving system.
While some think that switching their home to a more technology-based system will cost them a fortune, it’s quite the opposite. The industry is rapidly growing, and so are the demands for these types of products and as a result, manufacturers are able to deliver at affordable prices to their customers.
Switching your home to a more efficient and effective automation system doesn’t have to be hard. Contact us to learn more about our home automation suggestions and products that we can install in your home. Call us at (757)-898-2894!