We take climate control for granted, expecting a home to be comfortable no matter what season it is or how bad the weather is outside. But heating and cooling your home can be expensive—especially if your HVAC system is cranking at full blast whether you’re home or not.
Senses More Than Just the Temperature
One of the best things about having a smart home is its ability to respond intelligently to changing conditions. And one of the best examples of this is climate control. Many “smart” thermostats give you the option of setting minimum and maximum temperatures for various times of the day. Often you can have different programs for weekdays and weekends. But what if you’re away on vacation? What if you’re at home on a weekday because of a holiday or illness? With Control4, your thermostat can automatically sense what “mode” your house is in and respond with the perfect temperature for whatever you’re doing, whether you’re home or away.
Hidden Thermostat, Tidy Walls
The Control4 thermostat can also receive and respond to external input. Often the most convenient location for a thermostat is not necessarily the best place for the sensor that controls it. Your dealer can put a hidden sensor at the ideal location in your home to maximize comfort. And since you can adjust a thermostat manually from just about any device (phones, tablets, touch screens and even televisions), there’s really no need to have the thermostat anywhere that’s visible. You can hide it in a closet or basement and still be comfortable all year round.
In addition to heating and air conditioning, your dealer can supplement climate controls with additional products that can be controlled manually or automatically through your home automation system. A Control4 Wireless Fireplace Switch can enable your fireplace to be turned on from the wall or from any interface in the home (including your mobile phone, tablet or PC).
If you have a particular room that gets a lot of sun at a certain time of the day, you can install shades that automatically lower to keep your home from getting too hot. During the winter, custom programming can raise the shades to catch the daytime light and close them for privacy in the evening. Your Control4 system knows exactly when the sun rises and sets every day, so you won’t have to do anything to adjust the schedule as the days get shorter and longer.