What Exactly is Home Automation?

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What Exactly is Home Automation?

Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning & Electric | What Exactly is Home Automation?

Home automation is connecting several devices to make them work together. Some of these devices can be controlled from a laptop, smartphone, or motion sensors. Some devices can be voice activated. This can give you a more secure, comfortable home, and save you a lot of money on your energy bill.

Home Security

Automation technology can send alerts to your smartphone to let you know about problems that can be occurring at your home. If there is a fire or someone is breaking into your home, an emergency notification can be sent to your smartphone. You can be alerted if any doors or windows are opened when you are not at home.
 
An added security feature can turn the lights on at a certain time when you're on vacation, so people won't know you're not home. You can also program all the lights in the house to come on if someone is breaking in.

Keep Your Home Comfortable

Another feature of home automation is the ability for your lights to run on timers, remote controls, or voice activated. You can have the hallway and bathroom light turn on right as you're waking up, or as the alarm clock is chiming. The HVAC system can turn up the heat right before you get up from under the warm blankets.

Save Energy with Zoning

You can set timers on specific rooms to have the lighting and HVAC systems come on during certain times. If you are only in your television room at night, you can have the heat turned on to a comfortable level during the hours you will be watching television. If just one person in the house likes it warm, just their bedroom can be kept warmer, instead of heating the whole house.

Find the Right Thermostat

Smart thermostats can be used with remote control, timer, or a motion detector can sense when a person is walking into the room. Some can be voice activated to adjust the heat or lighting per your instructions.
 
Turning your home into a smart home has many benefits, and can save you lots of money on your energy bill. Your friends will be impressed as the lights and heat turn on as they enter the room. Your family will be a lot more comfortable with the heat and air conditioning set to their personal preference.
 
With some research, you can find a system that will fit your budget, and keep your home comfortable. It's a good idea to reach out to a certified HVAC professional today. The smart choice for your HVAC needs is to contact the experts at Cahill Heating, Air Conditioning, & Electric at 847-469-1794.