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What is a Home Automation System?

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A home automation system allows you to remotely control your home’s indoor temperature around your schedule and the weather outside. In this blog post, we will go over the benefits of smart home systems so you can decide whether it’s worth the cost. For more information on what a home automation system or smart home gadget can do for your house, contact a HVAC technician near you.


Home automation allows you to remotely change the temperature inside your home. This is useful when you plan on being away from your home for an extended period of time. For example, people who travel for business may appreciate being able to control their home’s indoor temperature while on the go. Simply use the smartphone app to monitor and control indoor temperature.

A home automation system can also come in handy when you’re on vacation. There’s no reason why the air conditioner or furnace has to work as hard when there’s no one at home. However, we recommend keeping the indoor temperature above 55 degrees Fahrenheit to prevent pipes from freezing in the winter.


Any HVAC technician would be able to tell you that a programmable thermostat is the first step toward a more energy efficient home. A home automation system takes this one step further by tracking how your heating and cooling systems are used during the week. With this information, you can figure out the most efficient way to program your thermostat for your family’s schedule and the seasonal temperatures outside. Increasing the energy efficiency of your home can also decrease how much you pay for energy bills each month.


Save money with a home automation system. Home automation lets you to program your thermostat around the family’s schedule. For example, you may want to set the thermostat for a lower temperature in the winter while people are gone to school or work and have the indoor temperature increase the hour before people are expected to arrive home.


During the spring and fall months, it’s not uncommon for there to be a big difference between morning and afternoon temperatures. For example, it’s not uncommon in October for it to be 45 degrees Fahrenheit in the morning and 70 degrees Fahrenheit in the afternoon. On a day like that, you may want to program your smart thermostat so that the furnace runs in the morning, but shuts off around noon. A home automation system lets you program indoor temperatures according to the season for maximum energy savings.


Did you know that your home automation system can connect to the security system in your home? This means that you are able to watch live feed from your home’s connected security cameras through the home automation system app on your phone. A smart home is a safe home.

If your job takes you away from home a lot, you may feel more secure with connecting a home automation product to your existing security system. The app can also come in handy if you have to work full time, but want to make sure your children arrived home safely from school. If you wish to install a home automation system, we recommend calling a HVAC contractor near you.

Our Lansing HVAC contractors offer smart home systems so you can stay comfortable indoors year-round. To schedule HVAC service, or find the best home automation for your life, call A-1 Mechanical at (517) 272-8629.

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