The Internet of Things (IoT) has transformed the way we interact with our New Orleans homes. Through Wi-Fi technology, we can connect appliances, like a smart thermostat, equipped with computing capabilities to create smart home ecosystems that help NOLA residents live more comfortably and safely while conserving energy.
Start with a Smart Thermostat
A smart thermostat serves as the hub of your home automation system. This command center controls the HVAC system to ensure that it produces more consistent temperatures. It operates like a regular programmable thermostat so that you can regulate how often it runs based on your lifestyle and preferences. However, a Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat has additional features that allow you to remotely adjust temperatures from anywhere at any time with the help of a smartphone app. Some models are even capable of automatically switching from heating to cooling based on fluctuating temperatures throughout the day.
Smart thermostats come in a variety of sleek designs to match your home décor. They also serve as an information portal, providing real-time updates on energy consumption, weather conditions and maintenance reminders to change the air filter. You can add sensors to your system that detect dangerous air quality, humidity levels and carbon monoxide leaks or that provide zoned climate control for different parts of your home.
Smart Water Heaters
As IoT technology expands, HVAC manufacturers continue to explore innovative ways to make our systems smarter. The latest water heaters are able to detect water leaks and immediately shut off the system. You receive an instant alert on your app when a problem arises. For greater control over energy use and to prolong the life of your water heater, add a plug-in timer that limits firing and temperature settings.
Contact Caribbean Breeze at (504) 613-5118 to explore options for outfitting your New Orleans home with smart home automation technology.