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March 23, 2017

If you’re like many homeowners here in the Morse, Texas, area, you might immediately start wondering if you remembered to turn off appliances and set the alarm as soon as you head out the door in the morning. But with the features that make up a “smart home,” you can check a lot of these details from your mobile device, giving you more peace of mind. A smart home combines accessibility and mobile-connected components so you can control your home from anywhere.

What Can Connect Via a Smart Home?

Many of the things in your home that use electricity are options for your smart home connection. You’ll need to connect any device to the home network, so the most common applications relate to entertainment equipment, lighting, security, and heating/cooling. While smart homes in the past were typically reserved for billionaires and futuristic TV personalities in the past, the technology is affordable and accessible for just about anyone. The prevalence of connecting your electronics at home is thanks in large part to the advancement of smartphones and other mobile devices.

Benefits of a Smart Home

As mentioned, it’s nice to have the option to make sure you set the security system when you headed to work in the morning. But a smart home is even more useful in a variety of ways. For example, if you have to work late, you can adjust the thermostat from the office to prevent wasteful energy usage when you’re not home. Another option is turning lights on or off, checking in at home to make sure your kids or pets are safe (if you have video security equipment), and monitoring your front porch if you’re expecting a delivery.

When you use a smart thermostat, some options come with impressive energy-conserving features as well, helping you to save money on heating and cooling costs. Some smart thermostats monitor the weather outside, along with your habits within the home, and adjust the settings accordingly.

Learn more about smart homes and what you can control from your phone, including heating and A/C, by calling Winkelman Heating and Air Conditioning at 806-553-4698.

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