Thanks to advances in technology that make smart homes possible, we can now make our day-to-day lives more convenient and comfortable, and save energy and money, too. Whether you’re tech savvy or a relative beginner, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the sheer number of smart devices on the market. To make equipping your home easier, here are our recommendations on today’s most beneficial smart home devices.

Smart Hubs

Once you’ve collected a number of individual smart gadgets, you’ll no doubt find them difficult to manage, and this can easily negate the convenience and time-saving benefits each one provides. A smart hub allows you to control all your gadgets from your phone via the app of just one device. There are a variety of hubs available, and some include an integrated speaker and voice assistant for the ultimate convenience.

Intelligent HVAC Controls

A smart HVAC command center like the Trane ComfortLink II Wi-Fi thermostat gives you effortless control and access to your home heating, cooling and ventilation system. Some of the benefits of smarter HVAC include streamlined management of your comfort settings and energy consumption, as well as system monitoring and reminders about essentials like filter changes and routine maintenance.

Smart Electrical Outlets

Replacing a few old-fashioned electrical outlets with smart versions gives you the ability to connect and control everyday plug-in and USB-powered devices right from your smart hub or mobile phone, and depending on the model you choose, the extra protection provided by built-in surge protection.

Smart Locks and Security Cameras

You’ll feel an enhanced sense of security when you have door locks that button down your home automatically whenever you leave, and then unlock at your approach when you return. Pair intelligent locks with a smart security camera system and you’ll enjoy even greater peace mind by monitoring your home and property, indoors and out, right from your phone, tablet or computer, no matter how far away you are.

To learn how easy it is to upgrade your HVAC system with smart home devices such as the ComfortLink II command center, contact us today at Jackson & Sons.

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