Imagine if you could control the temperature in each room of your home individually. Now, imagine doing so from the convenience of your smartphone. Home automation zoning technology can increase your home’s comfort and energy efficiency at the touch of a button. Here’s everything you need to know about how home automation zoning can work in your Suffolk, Virginia, home.

How Does Home Automation Zoning Work?

Unlike conventional systems, HVAC zoning systems have the capability to heat and cool different rooms in your home separately from each other. As a result, you can provide every member of your family with personalized comfort and eliminate fighting over the thermostat setting.

Home automation uses advanced technologies like smart thermostats. These devices allow you to control and monitor your zoning system remotely. For example, you can schedule temperature adjustments when you’re at work, on vacation or sleeping. Even better, if something changes and you have to arrive home earlier than planned, you’ll be able to set specific rooms in your home to the desired temperature right from your smartphone or tablet.

What Are the Benefits?

Home automation zoning offers many other benefits to homeowners, which include the following:

  • Personalized comfort: Set the exact temperature you want in every room of your home and avoid hot spots by directing cold air where you need it most.
  • Ease of management: Different controls and thermostats provide varying degrees of convenience. A programmable thermostat allows you to pre-schedule your desired temperature throughout the week. A wireless thermostat allows you to manage and monitor your home’s temperature from anywhere in the world right from your smartphone.
  • Increased energy savings: Don’t waste energy by cooling or heating empty rooms in your home. You can save 5 to 15 percent in energy bills by scheduling your thermostat the right energy-saving temperature when you’re away from home.

How Do Programmable and Smart Thermostats Differ?

Programmable and smart thermostats are great controls for your home automation system. When programmed correctly, programmable thermostats have the ability to learn your comfort preferences and adjust the temperature in your home by following your schedule. You can install one for each zoning system in your home and keep each room’s temperature on an individual schedule.

Smart thermostats work very similarly to programmable thermostats with the added advantages that you can control them from your smartphone. They also provide energy reports and even notify you when your air filter needs replacing.

Do you want to learn more about home automation zoning and how it can benefit your home? Let our experts at Atlantic Shores Heating and Cooling answer all your questions. Contact us for more information.

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