While a functional and modern HVAC system is important to the health and energy efficiency of your home, today’s advanced technology allows us to take this a step further. In particular, smart home systems are one of the most effective keys to unlocking the true potential of your home.
Homeowners everywhere are taking the plunge to go smart with their appliance and HVAC systems. But it’s not always easy to tell which products are best at first glance. Fortunately, our expert technicians at Green Street HVAC have seen and used a vast majority of the HVAC-related smart home products on the market today, and we’re happy to lead you in the right direction.
Call our Springfield, TN, team today for more information on smart home products or to schedule an installation.
If you’re familiar with smart home devices at all, you’ve probably heard of smart thermostats. If they’re compatible with your HVAC system, these devices will communicate with it and with other parts of your home to save energy and increase your comfort.
Bring your home into the future with ecobee line of smart home thermostats. The ecobee4 thermostat can save you more than 20% on your current energy costs when installed correctly (which we will handle). It even has the bonus of Amazon Alexa voice assistant integration built right in so that you don’t need to buy an Amazon Echo Dot to voice control your thermostat. As you would expect, the ecobee thermostat can communicate with your smartphone and your other smart devices as well.
While many owners end their smart HVAC journey with a smart thermostat, you can do more to future-proof your home and save on electricity costs. We believe that your next logical step is to look at air filtration devices. These devices drastically increase your comfort at home, especially if you suffer from allergies or a compromised immune system.
These smart filtration systems come in many types, including freestanding models, but the best is the LED Reme Halo in-duct air purification system. This device goes inside the vents of your HVAC system and operates completely out of sight, eliminating virtually all germs and allergens from your home’s entire air system.
At Green Street HVAC, our team of professionals can quickly and expertly install smart air filters like the Reme Halo-LED system. However, once we install the system, you won’t need to worry about it until it’s time for a replacement.
The Reme Halo system is not a “traditional” smart device since it does not communicate with your other devices as the ecobee4 does. Still, because it’s designed to work in tandem with your heating and cooling systems without any extra effort on your part, it definitely qualifies as smart!
You can also elect to buy standalone smart air purifiers for your home, but these have a few distinct downsides. While they have the advantage of being easier to place, they can only purify one room at a time, and they take up valuable, usable space inside your home as well.
The smart home product movement has been going strong for many years now, so it’s no surprise that there are tons of products available that can make your home more convenient and intelligent. While not all of them will work with your HVAC system like the two products above, all of them make your life easier.
Some of the other smart home devices you might consider integrating with your thermostat and air purifier include:
- Smart speakers for listening to music and podcasts
- Smart plugs to control devices that are not natively “smart”
- Smart doorbells and video doorbells that can speak with or record visitors
- Google Home (While Alexa and Google Assistant do very similar things, some may prefer to use Google instead)
- Smart displays you can control remotely
- Smart light bulbs that save energy and change dimness or color with your mood
- Home security cameras that monitor people or pets and stream directly to your smartphone
- Smart HVAC vents that open or close to affect how much hot or cold air gets directed to each room
Is it time to upgrade your home with a few new smart devices? If you’re ready to embrace the future (and even save a bit of energy and money in the process), contact us for a free, no-obligation quote. Our team of experts in Springfield, TN, has the skills and professionalism to help you build the smart home of your dreams, so start the initial consultation process today. Call us at (615) 788-4329 and partner with Green Street HVAC for all your smart home needs.