The power to control all of your home’s devices from one central hub is growing increasingly more popular. The process, known as smart home automation, allows homeowners to connect thermostats, window blinds, outlets, lights, clocks, speakers, cameras, locks, alarms, doorbells, vacuums, appliances, and more.
Automating processes can increase security, save time, reduce costs, and make life simpler. Using Amazon Echo or Google Home, you can now even automate using your voice!
As an HVAC service provider, MSCO finds that incorporating a thermostat into a smart home will save owners on energy costs and significantly reduce utility costs over time. Heating and cooling account for about 40% of a home’s energy costs, so the ability to reduce costs is essential.
Customers using the Nexia Thermostat have seen savings of 10-12% on their energy bills. Nexia is an intuitive thermostat that allows you to monitor and control your home’s climate from anywhere. These “lifestyle” devices adjust to fit your lifestyle and achieve maximum comfort.
Are you still using a thermostat that has an analog display and a sliding manual temperature adjuster? These old systems have many detractors—it’s hard to tell what temperature you’re setting; they’re not programmable, so you have to manually shut them on and off; and they often don’t read the temperature right in the first place if they’re particularly old. If you’re still using an old model, it’s time to upgrade to a programmable thermostat or even a smart home system.