5 Smart Home Devices for AC and Home Automation
by The Cooling Company, on Aug 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM
Advances in home automation technology are making it easier and more convenient for homeowners to do a wide range of tasks that help reduce energy usage and utility bills. If you're a fan of "going green" or you simply want to increase more of your own green, you can integrate any number of Smart Home devices with a new air conditioning installation.
Home Automation in Las Vegas
Thanks to smart home devices, Las Vegas homeowners can save energy and money in different ways, including cooling their homes more efficiently. Check out the top 5 smart home devices for AC and home automation.
1. Smart Thermostats
Nest Thermostats, Honeywell Lyric Thermostats and other types of smart thermostats give you greater control over when your AC is on. These thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature settings as needed from different locations, so you can raise or lower them when you’re not at home. For example, you can leave your AC off while you’re at work and turn the thermostat down to get your AC running while you’re driving home. You can program these thermostats to go on and off at certain times or let them determine when your home needs cooling by detecting whether or not you’re around.
2. Central Automation Devices
These devices, such as SmartThings, serve as a central place for you to control all of your home automation gadgets and devices. These products can tap into and control them as needed when you’re at home or away from home. This includes adjusting the temperature, shutting lights on and off, locking your doors and running appliances when needed.
3. Temperature Monitoring and Security
Gadgets such as Sentri are useful for more than one purpose. These gadgets are able to monitor the temperature inside your home when you’re away, so you know whether or not your AC should be on. They also act as a remote security system that allows you to check on your home throughout the day with the help of a built-in camera. This means you can save money on cooling your home while also making sure everything is safe and sound when you’re not around.
4. Smart Cooling Gadgets
Tado Cooling and other smart cooling gadgets can turn even older air conditioners into more efficient ones. These gadgets, which are simple to install, are able to control the temperature inside your home based on factors such as whether or not you’re asleep or out of the house. These smart home devices make it possible to cool your home using less energy no matter what kind of air conditioning system you have, which leads to lower energy bills.
5. Air Quality Monitors
Canary and other smart air quality monitors can give you a heads up about the conditions inside your home, even when you’re away. These gadgets keep track of the humidity levels and air quality in your home and alert you to potential problems. They also let you keep an eye on the temperature inside your home. If you have a smart thermostat or cooling gadget, you can then adjust the temperature as needed. Some of these products, including Canary, also serve as security systems that give you a remote view of your house while you’re away for peace of mind.
Your Source for AC
If you have any questions about smart home devices for air conditioning and air filtration, please call the Cooling Company at 702-567-0707. We'd be happy to provide you with our recommendations, and we're also able to take care of the installation and setup of these products.