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Is there any more significant modern marvel than air conditioning? It’s more than 110 years old, but air conditioning is still beloved today – especially in Southern California. Home security can tie into air conditioning, believe it or not; the systems can communicate with the home’s thermostat to keep air conditioning at a level that’s both comfortable and affordable.
Not a “Regular” Thermostat
On its own, the typical thermostat does a decent job of keeping the room where it’s mounted at a comfortable 72 degrees. But here’s the problem: The thermostat is normally mounted in the hallway, and that’s usually where the largest vent is. So while the hallway may be comfortable, the rest of the house is not.
The bedroom windows face the sun, making the bedrooms terribly uncomfortable. The kitchen has the added disadvantage of being where the cooking takes place, making it downright unbearable. Meanwhile, your thermostat is oblivious because it only senses the temperature of the room it’s in. But with a smart thermostat, things don’t have to be this way.
What is a Smart Thermostat?
A smart thermostat is a engineered with advanced technology. It’s designed to connect to your home security system, which enables it to understand what’s happening in the home and adjust the temperature accordingly. Best of all, it contains multiple temperature sensors. The sensors are small devices that can be installed on any wall, in any room of the home. This is what enables the thermostat to know the temperature of every room – not just the hallway.
Cooling Down the Room You’re In
Our smart thermostat has a precision comfort feature that lets you switch the device’s main point of reference to any temperature sensor in your home. So if you want the temperature in the master bedroom to be 72 degrees, you can specify that temperature and the thermostat will cool the house until your bedroom is exactly the way you want it.
And the more specific your routine, the more specific you can be with the temperature sensor. Want a specific room to be in control of a specific day of the week? It can be done. Let’s say you work from home on Thursdays. The temperature sensor in your home office can be the point of reference on Thursdays only. A traditional thermostat only cools down the room it “wants” to cool down; a smart thermostat can be programmed to cool down the room you’re in, because you’re in control of it.
To learn more about smart thermostats that connect to your home security system to keep your house cool this summer, contact Post Alarm Systems today. We will be glad to answer your questions.
About Post Alarm Systems
To learn more about Southern California home security technology, come see us at Post Alarm Systems this summer. Our highly qualified and experienced home security experts can answer all your questions. Call us today at 1-800-654-7678.