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Optimize Your HVAC System With Your New Smart Home System

Whether you treated yourself to a new smart home system this Black Friday or received a system as a gift, you’ll enjoy many benefits by hooking it up to your HVAC system. Optimizing your air and cooling system by integrating smart home technology can save you money and help you conserve energy. It may also prolong the life of your HVAC.

Home automation of your heating and cooling system lets you monitor your interior air settings to provide you with comfort and efficiency. Today’s smart home systems with easy touch screens and cell phone apps are great ways to control the temperature of your home from anywhere and according to various situations.

Using your Smart Home System for Air and Heating Control

Smart thermostats hooked up wirelessly to your automated home system are your friend. They’re here to lower your heating and cooling bills, balancing temperatures through every room in your house according to your usage and budget needs.

You may spend a lot of time at home or not much at all. Either way, you likely want to enjoy the ideal temperature indoors and keep bills within a reasonable range. A smart home system integrated with your current HVAC system helps make this possible.

Energy consumed is only worth paying for when we can benefit from it. Smart home technology lets you program your air and heating to suit your lifestyle and monetary objectives.

Think about how beneficial it can be to regulate the temperature in your house at any given moment.

As you sleep, your smart home system is able to keep your bedroom cool or warm depending on the season but shut down heat to the other areas of your house where it will be wasted. During the day, you can have a smart HVAC system balance climate in your home office or stay shut down until right before you arrive home from work.

Optimizing Your HVAC System for Use During the Week

Every homeowner has different needs when it comes to heating or cooling. It makes sense then that a one-size-fits-all approach to an HVAC system doesn’t always pass muster. Depending on your schedule, you can optimize your heating and cooling system based on your unique needs.

While no one is home, program your system to stay off, or just maintain a moderate temperature slightly warmer or cooler than you would enjoy while in your house. Teach your smart home system to recognize when you enter a room and adjust the indoor air temperature according to how long you stay in that room.

The possibilities for configuring a smart home system to optimize your HVAC system’s functionality are plentiful. And at any time while using an automated home system for your heating and cooling needs, you remain in control and can make adjustments based on your current demands.

For more information on hooking up an HVAC system to smart home technology, contact Precise Air Systems.

Christmas And Your HVAC System: Safety Tips

‘Tis the season for merriment and for making sure your family home is safe.

 

Christmas is the perfect time to deck the halls with fresh garland and trees. And, to cozy up by the fire or in a warm heated home. But, along with bringing nature and beauty into a house during the chilliest time of year, some homeowners invite fire risk inside.

 

While you most certainly should enjoy all of the decorations and traditions that come with Christmastime, just take care to go over some safety precautions. Making a fire safety checklist as fall turns into winter is a good idea so that you’re not caught off guard with an emergency.

 

You will have the best cheer and joy for Christmas if you consider the little extra steps that are needed to stay safe when you bring new items into your home. Even piled up packages can pose a safety hazard if left near a furnace or heater.

 

Lights strewn too close to a heating unit can be just the overload of warmth that ignites drapery or furniture. And, of course, Christmas trees and fresh garlands along with real wreaths need to be placed far from HVAC systems or else you risk turning a festive mood into a nightmare.

 

To protect yourself, your loved ones and your home from accidental fire this Christmas, here are some safety tips to consider:

 

Pick a Tree with Needles that Stay Put

 

Many Christmas tree varietals have leaves that stay on the branches rather than wither away and fall off, leaving a pile of potential fire fuel on the floor. Choose trees known to last a while, and opt for a short tree season to avoid dead and dried branches.

 

Choose Your Tree in Consideration of Your Home

 

When you pick a Christmas tree, know exactly where you’ll put it. Avoid having to crowd out furnaces and heaters with a tree that is too large for the area. Ideally, there should be a 3 to 4-foot gap between your Christmas tree and heating sources, which include fireplaces and radiators.

 

Water Your Tree Daily

 

Christmas trees need to be watered, or at least monitored, daily. Ensure your tree doesn’t become brown and lose a lot of needles. If it does and you still have days to go until Christmas, don’t take the risk. Swap your real tree for an artificial one.

 

Don’t Use Candles to Light Your Tree

 

There are plenty of low-heat lights you can string on your Christmas Tree. Even though picture books and old movies make it seem like a tree adorned with candles is a good idea, it absolutely is not.

 

The National Fire Protection Association says that one-third of all Christmas tree fires are started because of electrical issues. Before the Christmas season, make sure you schedule a check of your HVAC system by a qualified professional.