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Equipping a Smart Home: A TimelineIntelligent technology has advanced by leaps and bounds, and there are now all sorts of smart home devices available that can make your daily life more comfortable, convenient and secure. Given all the choices, where do you start once you decide you want a smarter home?

Here’s a timeline look at beneficial devices that can enhance your home life, and help you save energy, time and money too:

Electrical Outlets

Plugging in smart outlets in various locations throughout your home can allow you to start out small, without having to invest in multiple smart gadgets. Then, you can simply plug in any kind of regular item – like a coffee maker, crock pot, table lamp or portable fan, and control them all remotely from your smartphone.

Video Doorbell

If you want to see who’s ringing the bell when you’re unable to answer the door in person, a video doorbell is a convenience you’ll appreciate. When the doorbell button is pushed, you’ll receive a live video feed on your smartphone, and you can have a two-way conversation using the built-in intercom feature too.

Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Connected smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors send an alert right to your phone when there’s a danger of fire or a threat from high levels of CO. Plus, they can make it easier to get out of the house safely by automatically switching on lights at night.

HVAC Control

An intelligent HVAC control gives you the scheduling capabilities of an energy-saving programmable thermostat that you access and control via your smartphone. Plus, you can monitor and manage your system’s temperature, humidity and air quality components, and set reminders about necessary HVAC maintenance like filter changes and system tuneups.

Smart Hub

As the number of smart gadgets in your home increases, managing the different apps can offset the convenience and time-savings you’ve gained. The solution is a smart hub that lets you control every intelligent device in your home with a single app.

For personalized advice about smart home devices for your Dayton home’s HVAC system, contact us today at Detmer and Sons.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Dayton, Ohio about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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