Home automation systems are intelligent technologies that offer to homeowners the possibility to control the heating and cooling systems and other major house appliances even when they are not home. Home automation works like a remote control and allow you to change the settings of the thermostat, to control the lights, the sprinklers, your home security system, kitchen appliances, garage doors or even the TVs and DVDs through a simple Internet connection, from anywhere in the world. The main advantages of home automation are:
- The system allows you to save energy. You can change the thermostat’s settings anytime you want. For example, if your furnace or air conditioner is programmed to start everyday at 5 PM, when you normally arrive home, but you change your schedule and you don’t make it home until later in the evening or even the next morning, you can control the thermostat from your smartphone to delay the program, still enjoying a comfortable temperature when you arrive home, but not paying for heating or cooling an empty house. Over time, a simple energy savings schedule could reduce energy consumption by up to 15%, excellent for both your wallet and the environment.
- Being away will be stress-free. Home automation systems grant you access to the security cameras and sensors from your house and you will also be notified if certain home appliances connected to the home automation system stop working. You can check if a package has arrived on your front porch, assure the doors are locked, and turn on the light on your back porch from practically anywhere.
- Comfort – you will always return to a house with the perfect temperature, you can start your TV, DVD, music, lights and open your garage door simply by tapping your smartphone. You can even start your electric range when you leave from work and so it’s ready for your dinner by the time you get home.
A significant percentage of the new generation HVAC equipment, as well as newer appliances come ready to connect to a home automation system. At Reckingers Heating and Cooling, we offer Nexia Home Intelligence system – for greater control and peace of mind.
Find out more about the Nexia Home Intelligence by downloading the Nexia Home automation brochure.