Home HVAC systems help keep you warm in the winter, cool in the summer, and help your family breathe a little easier all year long. Programmable thermostats help your systems run efficiently by letting you set optimal temperatures for when you and your family are home. The only problem is that if your schedule changes often, a simple program may not do the trick. Instead of trying to guess your family’s schedule, why not automate your home’s HVAC instead? Here are some technologies you are going to love.
Netatmo Weather Station
The Netatmo Weather Station measures the temperature, humidity, CO2 concentration, and air quality of your home, both inside and out, and you can find that information remotely. Track and monitor this information to make informed decisions about when to turn on your air conditioning and when to change your HVAC filters, amongst others.
You can then use that information with Revolv Hub. This is a system that lets you customize environments using smart devices. For instance, you can program it to turn your air conditioner on when the temperature rises above 75 degrees.
INSTEON Wireless Open/Close Sensor
The INSTEON Wireless Open/Close Sensor is a device that turns on lights, appliances, and thermostats when someone enters the room. If you aren’t home often, it can be a real cost saver to have the devices in your house only come on when you are home. Imagine your air conditioning turning on as soon as you enter the house. This device makes it happen.
This smart thermostat doesn’t ‘learn’as you go or follow some elaborate schedule. Instead, it uses your smartphone’s location to turn devices and thermostats on when you are home and turn them off or down when you are out. It can control humidity as well as temperature, and it can send maintenance notifications.