We often expect our homes to be comfortable no matter what season it is or how bad the weather is outside. But sometimes we take climate control for granted, heating and cooling your home can be expensive, especially if it’s cranked at full blast whether you’re home or not.

One of the best things about having a smart home is its ability to respond intelligently to changing conditions. Many thermostats offer you the ability to set minimum and maximum temperatures for different times of the day. You can even have different settings for weekdays and weekends. What if you’re away on vacation though? Or what if you’re at home on a from work because of a holiday or sick day? With Control4, your thermostat can automatically sense what “mode” your house is in and respond with the perfect temperature for whatever you’re doing, whether home or away.

Smart thermostats can receive and respond to external input from a remote source. Too often the most accessible location for the thermostat is not in the best place for the sensor that controls it. Our installers can put a small sensor in a hidden location to maximize the look of your home. Since you’ll be able to adjust the temperature from just about any device (phone, tablet, touch screen, and even televisions), there’s really no reason to have the thermostat anywhere that’s visible. You could even hide it in a closet and still be comfortable all year round.

Our technicians can supplement your new climate controls with additional products that can be controlled through your home automation system. A Control4 Wireless Fireplace Switch can turn on your fireplace from any interface in the home, including phones, tablets, or PC’s. If a certain area of your home gets a lot of sun at a specific time of the day, we can install shades that automatically lower to keep your air conditioning bills lower. During the winter, we can program the shades to raise in order to catch the daytime light and close them for privacy in the evening. Even more, your Control4 system will know exactly when the sun rises and sets every day, so you won’t have to do anything to adjust schedules as the days get shorter and longer!