Have you ever heard of the term “smart home?” Have you ever wondered what in the world that meant? The term “smart home” refers to a home where the air conditioning and heating, TV, security, and entertainment and audio systems are all able to communicate with each other and can be controlled remotely from any room in the house or even controlled from anywhere in the world by your smart phone.

Smart technology may sound expensive, but having a smart home in Birmingham, Alabama, can actually save you money. Here’s how.

Temperature Control

Heating and cooling costs likely take up a good chunk of your monthly utility bill. With programmable thermostats, you can program the system to heat or cool the house to a certain temperature at certain times of the day. For example, if you’re at work during the winter, you can let the temperature stay lower for the hours that you’re gone and program your system to begin heating things up on your way home. Using programmable temperature control could save you up to $150 a month.

Lights

Do you remember Mom always telling you to turn the light off when you left the room? How often do you still forget? With a smart home, you can install motion sensors, automatic dimmers, and automatic timers, which will help you cut back on any seemingly escalating energy costs.

Insurance

Not only will your automated smart home systems save you money on the monthly utility bill, but they’ll also make a dent in your insurance bill. Many automated systems will alert you if your home is broken into, a pipe bursts, or if something goes wrong with your HVAC system. These measures have persuaded many insurance companies to offer discounts to customers who have installed an automated system.

The decision to turn your home into a smart home has never been smarter. If you’d like to get started by having One Source Heating and Cooling install a programmable system, feel free to make an appointment or call us at 205-209-4246.

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