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Home Automation and Integrating Your HVAC System

Home automation, also known as smart home technology, allows you to control your home’s appliances, lighting, security, and temperature anywhere via the internet. The face of HVAC technology is constantly changing and adapting to meet the needs of homeowners. To integrate your HVAC system to be more automated, you need to understand what home automation is, what HVAC technology is compatible with home automation, and how smart heating and cooling will benefit you in the long run. Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating to find out more about automated HVAC technology and how our NATE-certified professionals will help you with the integration process.  

Home Automation Is Revolutionizing Homes

Home automation has been around for several decades in terms of lighting and simple appliance control. Now due to technological advancements, you have control of your entire home through the internet from anywhere at any time. You now have the power to control the temperature in your home through smart heating and cooling via automated HVAC technology.

Your personal preferences are assimilated through this HVAC technology, allowing you to save money, increase your heating and cooling performance, and know when changes happen inside your home even when you aren’t there. Home automation is the way of the future, so don’t get left behind!

The Best Automated HVAC Technology Available

An integrated HVAC system offers ideal climate control, varying between zones in your home.  Smart thermostats are the best way to integrate your current heating and cooling system for home automation. They offer advanced technology that learns your routine, adjusts the temperature based on your preferences, and are controlled remotely through your smartphone. Most smart thermostats are controlled through an app that can be accessed from a Wi-Fi connection on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.

Smart thermostats offer more than just remote access and control of your home’s climate. They offer:

  • Occupancy sensing:

Awareness of when and how many occupants are in a room is communicated to the smart thermostat via wireless sensors. The sensors utilize motion detection technology combined with humidity/temperature levels to automatically adjust your thermostat based on your preferences.  

  • Location services:

Similar to Bluetooth technology, your phone’s location is synced with your smart thermostat. This allows you to set your thermostat to a preset temperature whenever you leave or enter a specific space close to your home. Your thermostat modifies your indoor temperature based on your movements.

  • Homeowner alerts:

Once a smart thermostat is installed and synced to your smartphone, you will receive notifications to alert you to several things. With a smart thermostat, you can set up an alert based on your heating and cooling system’s temperature settings. If the temperature gets too warm or cool, the system will alert you so you can call a professional to inspect your HVAC system. Douglas Cooling & Heating offers 24/7 emergency service so even if you aren’t home, your system will notify you there is a problem, and you can schedule service with us before you get home.

  • System reminders:

Smart thermostats also send you reminders through the smart app for when your system needs the air filter replaced. Alerts will also be sent to remind you when to schedule maintenance for your heating and cooling system.

  • Energy analysis:

Many smart thermostats send you detailed energy logs so you can see where you are wasting energy and offer suggestions to save money on your energy bill. By controlling your home’s HVAC system with a smart thermostat, you will save money, increase the efficiency of your system, reduce potential breakdowns, and extend the life of your unit.  

Discover the benefits of smart heating and cooling in your home! Contact Douglas Cooling & Heating now to talk with our NATE-certified technicians and schedule a free estimate for your new HVAC technology.

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