What if we told you that you could control the temperature of your home, just with your voice?

You can.

And before you either way “Wow, cool!” or “More tech? No thanks.” consider this: the technology behind today’s cutting edge thermostats don’t just make life more convenient. They can save you an incredible amount of money in energy costs each year.

And, they can save lives.

TURNING YOUR HOME INTO A SUPER-SMART HOME WITH THE PERFECT CLIMATE, 365 DAYS/YEAR

By as long ago as 2016, nearly a quarter of US homes used some form of smart-home technology. By 2021, that number will rise to well over 60% (think Amazon Alexa and Google Home as great voice-controlled devices).

Certain thermostats can be integrated into these voice-controlled systems, allowing you to adjust temperatures in specific rooms without having to leave the comfort of your bed or couch. Something as simple as telling Google Home to “make my living room warmer” will alert your heating system to raise the temperature.

We’re seeing lots of folks throughout North Carolina ask for thermostats that work with these devices, simply because they don’t want to miss out on this incredible convenience.

DON’T HAVE GOOGLE HOME OR AMAZON ALEXA? NO PROBLEM.

Not everybody has, or wants to have, these two popular smart-home voice activated devices. That’s OK, because there are stand-alone voice-activated Wi-Fi thermostats available as well. Honeywell’s Lyric thermostat is a wonderful example. Lyric allows you to adjust temperatures with just a few simple words. And you can also control your thermostat with your smartphone.

Lyric is a smart stat device, meaning it learns your habits and living style, and adjusts its programming accordingly. Devices like these have been proven to reduce energy costs substantially.

However, Honeywell also offers the Wi-Fi 9000, which unlike the Lyric, is programmable, meaning you can create your own schedules manually.

WHY DO YOU WANT VOICE CONTROL OVER YOUR THERMOSTAT?

By installing voice control technology into your home’s thermostat, you are no longer tied to the physical thermostat to make adjustments to your home’s comfort.

Folks in the HVAC industry are realizing just how convenient this technology is, which is why you can expect to see more and more smart products coming down the pike. And again, it’s not just for convenience. These smart devices can deliver important messages to homeowners. For example, when your home devices are connected to one another, they can save lives. Here’s how:

Let’s say you have a thermostat and CO2 detector working in tandem. When high carbon dioxide levels are detected, the CO2 detector can instruct the thermostat to shut down the HVAC system.

That, alone, can save the life of your entire family.

And sure, being able to control your devices effortlessly is a wonderful benefit. But if the smart devices we continue to bring to the market can make your home even just a little bit safer, it’s worth pursuing.

If you have questions about how these smart thermostats can help keep your North Carolina home comfortable, contactComfort First today!