Thanks to innovations in speech recognition and smart home technology, it’s within the realm of possibilities to use voice-enabled HVAC products to increase indoor comfort and save energy at the same time. Smart thermostats coupled with voice-enabled devices like Amazon’s Echo and Google Home Smart Speaker make it possible to run home comfort systems from anywhere anytime.
All you have to do is speak and you can change the temperature of your home from anywhere. However, the greatest energy savings come with the home is equipped with a zoning system to allow for individualized comfort in each area of a home. Zoning systems for HVAC equipment are like light switches. Each room in your home has its own, and when you need light, you flip the switch.
Instead of light switches, an HVAC zoning system uses thermostats to open mechanical dampers inside the ducts. The conditioned air flows only to the rooms that need it.
When a zoning system is paired with smart thermostats and devices, you can control the temperatures throughout your home wherever you are. There’s no need to walk down the hallway to turn the temperature up on a cold morning. You can easily use your Echo or Google Home to tell it what to do, and the HVAC system will.
More Convenient Features
Besides controlling the temperatures throughout your home with voice-enabled HVAC products, you can stay on top of your HVAC system’s condition. Some smart thermostats track the HVAC system performance and send alerts when the filter needs changing.
Ceiling fans increase comfort during Florida summers and Amazon offers a fan that you can control remotely with Wi-Fi technology. You can turn it off from anywhere to save energy when the room is vacant, or change its speed without having to get off the couch.
These Voice-enabled HVAC products can be used with existing or new systems. They add convenience, comfort and energy savings. To learn more about their benefits, contact Rinaldi’s Energy Solutions, providing HVAC services for Orlando-area homeowners.
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