If you’re a Pittsburgher, it’s time to start preparing for a cold, snowy winter as we end one year and begin another. One of the best smart home devices you can have in your home right now is a smart thermostat. Intelligent climate control systems can help you regulate energy usage and stay warm and comfortable indoors as you wait out the winter months and dream of spring. Even better, when you integrate a smart thermostat with your Control4 home automation system, it can elevate your climate control experience to the next level.
Keep reading to learn how a smart thermostat will make winter more bearable this year!
Your smart thermostat makes it easy to maintain your home at a comfortable temperature and humidity level all day.
When you have climate control integrated with Control4, create personalized presets with your desired temperature range, humidity level and fan mode for different activities or times of the day. Before bed, tap the “Winter — Sleep” preset on your Control4 touchscreen or mobile app, and your home will adjust the climate to your preferences and keep your home within the desired temperature ranges all night.
You can also build daily schedules with your presets. Perhaps you want the “Away — Work” preset to start at 8 a.m., the “Home — Comfort” setting to kick in at 5 p.m., and the “Winter — Sleep” conditions to begin at 10 p.m. A smart thermostat offers precise, automated control that ensures you’re comfortable all day without having to lift a frozen finger.
Centralized heating is an absolute necessity during icy winters in Pittsburgh….but it’s also a significant expense. Heating a home during cold weather costs two to three times more than cooling a home during summer. Luckily, smart climate control can help you stay warm without burning through your paycheck for the next few months.
Using presets and schedules helps conservation efforts because you can schedule the thermostat to run cooler while you’re at work and only warm up while you’re at home, instead of setting the thermostat in the morning and letting it run all day.
Remote access is another great tool that can help you regulate indoor temperatures more efficiently. While you’re at work or away for a few days, you can change your climate from the Control4 app on your smartphone. Make adjustments as needed if the climate is too warm, cold, or humid in your house.
Enlist other devices in your home automation system to help regulate your home’s climate and energy expenditure. Motorized shades are the perfect companion to a smart thermostat. During the winter, automated shades insulate your windows to prevent heat from escaping. Using your Control4 platform, schedule your shades to close at the same time as the “Home — Comfort” preset turns on to start warming your house at the end of the day. That way, you won’t lose any warmth as the temperatures drop in the evenings.
Simply Automated is a premier Control4 dealer in the Pittsburgh, PA, area. We promise not to leave you out in the cold this winter — our techs are ready to help you set up a smart climate control system and integrate it with Control4 home automation. Call us at 412-343-0348 or fill out a contact form to get started.
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