Home automation is one of the most exciting technology trends. Now, you can turn your Palm Beach, FL living room into a high-tech command center that puts everything from heating and cooling to lighting and home security at your fingertips. It all starts with a compatible smart thermostat.

How to Create an Automated Smart Home

In their simplest form, home automation networks consist of an Internet-enabled bridge paired with a group of communicating sensors or smart appliances. Depending on your needs, you can create a customized system with up to 200 devices that perform different functions like opening and closing the blinds, controlling the lights and locking the doors.

  • Smart Thermostats: Today’s Wi-Fi thermostats don’t just relay information between your phone and your HVAC system. In many cases, they can double as an automation bridge. Several Trane thermostats feature built-in hubs.
  • Bridges: If your smart thermostat isn’t equipped with a built-in bridge, you can add a stand-alone model. This electronic device communicates with your HVAC system via your smart thermostat. It also talks to sensors placed around your house.
  • Remote Sensors: To create an automated home, you can add dozens of smart devices and appliances, including security cameras, entry sensors and smart locks. Once these gadgets are linked, you can control them from wherever you have Internet service.

Smart Thermostats That Work With Automation Networks

Even if you don’t plan to automate your home right now, there are several reasons why you might want to select a thermostat that supports this technology. First, Energy Star-qualified programmable thermostats can reduce your cooling bills by 10 percent or more. Second, these thermostats maximize the performance of high-efficiency HVAC equipment so that you get a better value for your money.

South Florida’s Automation Experts

As a factory-authorized Trane dealer, Den-Air Air Conditioning offers a variety of smart thermostats and related products that are compatible with the popular Nexia platform. You can learn more by calling our office, or you can view our range of communicating thermostats on our website.