Imagine a world where you control the devices in your house from anywhere in the world. Consider how it would feel if your bed automatically adjusted the temperature when it sensed you were too hot or your umbrella gave you weather updates. These are examples of the Internet of Things (IoT), physical objects that allow internet connectivity. Read on to learn more about how the IoT is showing up in Champaign-Urbana households through the use of smart thermostats and other innovative HVAC products.
IoT and Smart Thermostats
Innovative thermostats with smart sensors add value to homes and give you more control over your HVAC systems. New technology introduced over the last several years has made it easier to cool and heat homes even when you’re away from home. Using an app on your smartphone, you can tap into the IoT anywhere there’s an internet connection and have immediate access to your HVAC’s thermostat’s features. Today, smart thermostats offer the following features:
- Wi-Fi capability: Make it easier to connect to your home’s network and access the features
- Smart setback: A feature that allows your thermostat to learn household patterns and adjust the temperature, accordingly
- Energy reports: Learn more about how your household uses energy and changes you can make to reduce energy usage
- Zoning systems: Control areas of the home individually, a smart way to manage energy usage in larger homes
- Indoor air quality control: Choose a device that controls dehumidifiers and other add-on HVAC products
- Automatic updates: Invest in smart devices that include automatic updates to make sure you always have the most updated system
IoT in the HVAC Industry Is the Future
Leveraging IoT through innovative HVAC products like thermostats,CO2 sensors, and home automation systems is the tip of the iceberg. As technology improves, expect the capability for unconnected devices to communicate and share information with HVAC systems to increase.
To learn more about installing smart thermostats and other innovative HVAC products, call Lanz Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc.