At Clean Air Solutions, we are all about improving home comfort (and health!) When we head into clients’ homes for duct cleaning, furnace cleaning, and fireplace and chimney cleaning services, we notice that more and more Albertans are using smart home systems to control their homes’ heating and cooling systems.
Connecting the utilities in your home to WiFi comes with many benefits, whether you want to remotely change your thermostat settings or create a routine that your home’s devices can follow. While they can be hard to wrap your head around at first, smart home devices allow you to live even more comfortably than ever before.
What Are Smart Home Devices?
In a smart home system, devices like thermostats, window coverings, and lights are connected to a network (most often your home WiFi), allowing you to remotely make changes to your home. Although they can provide a ton of features for all types of activities in your home (like opening and closing garage doors, locking and unlocking your front door, and connecting you to the internet via voice commands, they are particularly helpful in helping you manage your HVAC system and utilities.
Managing Your Utilities with Smart Home Devices
What Can You Do with a Smart System?
One of the many appeals of a smart home system is the ability to access utilities from just about anywhere. If you want to change the temperature in your house, you can adjust the thermostat or turn on a humidifier remotely.
Where Do I Start?
To start building your smart home ecosystem, you’ll need to research your options. Take a look at reviews for popular devices and go from there in order to find the perfect smart devices for your home. We’ve listed some smart home technology for HVAC systems below to help you start your search.
Reliable Smart Home Brands
You’ve probably already heard of popular smart device brands like Google Home and Amazon Echo. However, there are plenty of other innovative companies popping up with new technologies to offer, especially when it comes to heating and cooling your home.
Ecobee offers smart home thermostats that are geared toward energy efficiency when you’re not at home, and home comfort when you are. It’s great for keeping house temperatures even and consistent, but without running your system all the time. Some of the models even have voice control, so you can turn the heat up or down in your home without getting up!
Honeywell Home offers smart thermostats that are easy to install and simple to use. This is a great option if you’re looking for an affordable smart thermostat that won’t require you to read an entire user manual.
The Nest smart thermostat links up with your phone to learn when you’re at home and when you’re away. Nest was acquired by Google, so it’s a good option if you already have Google smart home devices in your home.
Keep in mind that all of these brands also have other smart home devices that can help you have a completely connected smart home!
More Strategies to Lower Your Monthly Utilities
Smart home devices are fantastic for streamlining your utilities, but that’s not the only way you can save money each month. Here’s a recent post with five other ways to save money on your heating bills this winter.
Scheduling an annual duct cleaning and furnace cleaning is another sure-fire way to help your HVAC system operate more efficiently. Plus, there are a ton of health benefits and you’ll spend less time cleaning and dusting your house.
Clear Air Solutions offers duct cleaning services in Edmonton, as well as a variety of other home cleaning services that you just can’t complete on your own. We’ll use our high-powered equipment to help you save money on your energy bills this year. Contact us today to book your furnace and duct cleaning!