Stay Cool This Summer With Smart Home Automation


Georgia summers are no joke, but smart home automation can keep your home comfortable even when temps are climbing. Here are a few tips to stay cool this summer:

Install an Automated Integrated Thermostat

Automated integrated thermostats can take the guesswork out of cooling your home. These thermostats are paired with smart sensors that signal to your system to automatically begin cooling when it gets too warm. The best thermostats are able to connect to the internet and be controlled remotely by your web or mobile devices. Smart thermostats have the ability to help reduce your cooling costs without human intervention. (Related reading: How to Choose the Best Smart Thermostat for Your Home)

Integrate Smart Shading into Your Home

With a home automation system, you can automatically raise and lower your blinds to save on heating and cooling costs. In the hot summer, your shades can automatically close during the day to block some of the sun’s heat. In the winter, they can shut at night to keep more heat in your home. (Related reading: Simplify Your Life with Home Automation)

Install Ceiling Fans to Augment Cooling

When you run an air conditioner paired with fans, it’s possible to lower the ambient temperature by roughly four degrees. Fans circulate cold air coming from the air registers more efficiently than the central system is able to circulate on its own. Smart Wi-Fi ceiling fans can be controlled from your phone and set to a specific schedule.

You may wonder how large of a fan to use in your space. Here’s a handy guide to help you figure out the perfectly-sized fan for your living spaces. Once you’ve purchased your new fan, the electrical experts at Britebox can safely run the proper electrical wiring and install the fans for you.

Consider Zoning Your Home

Zoning is grouping a home into areas with similar cooling needs. With zoning, you can have the same flexibility with your temperature as you do with your lighting by independently controlling different areas of your home according to their needs and occupancy. For instance, your bedroom can be set to be cooler than your enclosed porch. A zoned home system can be integrated into your existing smart home automation platform, making custom temperature control a snap. (Related reading: Can a Smart Thermostat Save Me Money?)

Interested in how smart home solutions can help you stay cool this summer? Contact BriteBox Electrical Services for a FREE estimate on a new home automation, entertainment, or security system installation.

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