The Innovation of Home Automation

It’s no longer about keeping up with the Joneses; it’s about staying ahead of the Joneses. Technology has grown more in the past 20 years than in the previous 200. That rapid growth has spurred competition across nearly every industry. Who’s going to be the one to bring convenience and efficiency to the lives of homeowners in Charleston, South Carolina?

The drive to perpetuate innovation has even reached the HVAC industry, where manufacturers seek to capitalize on the consumer desire for greater convenience and connectivity. While there have been many home-changing ideas that have become reality, one of the most significant innovations in HVAC has been the introduction of home automation. Automate your home and experience the best innovation, efficiency and connectivity that the HVAC industry has to offer.

What Is Home Automation?

No, your home isn’t going to come to life like in a bad science fiction movie. But home automation may feel like something years ahead of its time. In essence, home automation is the connection between you and the many systems in your home – security, lighting and HVAC.  

But what does it mean to connect all these systems? Home automation does more than connect the systems to each other. It connects them to you. By automating your home, you can control everything with a swipe or command on your smartphone. Through the use of streamlined apps, you can turn lights on and off, control temperature and check security settings.

What Are the Benefits of Home Automation?

As wonderful as innovation is, when the next big things come out, we all know that it’ll cost a pretty penny to experience. What makes home automation worth the cash?

It comes down to control. The greater control you have over your home, the more you can control energy usage and efficiency. For example, let’s say that you left on vacation and forgot to turn off some lights or turn down your heater. With an automated home, you can use your phone to turn off the lights and adjust the thermostat.

But such savings won’t only benefit you while you’re on vacation. You have the same control from day to day when you go to work. And by being able to control your home from afar, you can make it seem as if you’re home even if you’re miles away on a date night.

Home automation systems also usually monitor your energy usage and indicate areas where you may be wasting energy. This allows you to make the necessary adjustments to achieve greater energy efficiency and monthly savings.

Where Do I Start Automating My Home?

We have two bits of good news to share with you. First, you don’t need to install a home automation system only in a new home. Second, you don’t need to install an entire system at once. You can start automating your home today with something as simple as a smart thermostat.

Smart thermostats do much more than just control temperature in your home. Many smart thermostats can also regulate humidity, maintain a programmed temperature schedule and monitor indoor air quality. With the smart thermostat comes an app through which you can control the entire heating and cooling system. Most smart thermostats will also send you diagnostic reports detailing energy usage throughout the time period.

We’re still in the early stages of home automation. We expect innovations and upgrades to follow these origins in the coming years. But you can get ahead of the curve and enjoy the benefits of HVAC innovation by starting to automate your home today. To install a smart thermostat and take personalized control of your HVAC system, call Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning at 843-277-6030.

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