Phones and computers can now help us manage our homes. You can use them now, thanks to modern innovations, to manage your thermostats. You can use them to manage your energy consumption.
Although it is not known widely, you can have wireless home automation network with your Apple iOS. The iPad, iPhone and iPad Touch are very powerful devices that enable you to manage more controls throughout your home more than ever, including HVAC.
To control thermostats and lights using a mobile device, you need a control network put in place first. Additional hardware is needed for this. Once in place, however, your iPhone or any other mobile device can help you to manage this network wirelessly. There are various control networks you can go with, and once in place, you can manage it while traveling anywhere around the country.
You can check the energy consumption of your home and find out where you are showing energy wastage. You will need to add on a certain connection to your electric supply for this to work, however, once done; you will be able to monitor your energy use as it happens. Once you figure out where you are wasting energy, you can reduce this waste with this knowledge and pay less each month.
Mobile platforms can be used for this; however Apple is the better choice. In order to manage your home, you have to rely on applications that others have created, and you can get these applications through the Apple App Store. There are many different options you can choose from as well as other smart phone platforms. Since these mobile devices are so power, the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are really changing how we live, including home management.
Thermostats that are web-enabled are helping people to save money, reduce their energy bills and even go green. There is even eco-friendly thermostats that are efficient and reliable in regards to energy usage.
It is amazing the newer more modern technology we have at our fingertips today. Mobile devices to control our homes are just one of them. HVAC usage will never be the same now. To think you can simply use your smart phone to regulate your thermostat and check on energy usage is mind blowing. There are many people who are now doing just that and as more and more people learn about this, it will become the norm for many.
Cutting your energy bills down is just a push of a button away with this new technology. A thermostat is needed in every person’s home, but now, you do not need to be in front of it to set it and forget it. Your home will be nice and cozy when you walk in the door all because you were able to control the temperature right from the convenience of your phone, iPad or iPad Touch.
George Walker is an energy consultant who has worked with Canoga Park. He uses the Internet to encourage the use of energy efficient systems for households and office environments.