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Smart Home Thermostats

As home automation expands, thermostats of the past fall short compared to today’s big heating and cooling hit: the smart thermostat system. These systems are an ideal addition for anyone who cares about their home’s comfort status. Easily adjust the temperature before bed, when you’re leaving the house or when you notice that bad weather is on its way. What’s more welcoming than making your house a few degrees cozier when the snow starts falling? Enjoy having control over your home’s temperature, even when you’re away.

What Is a Smart Thermostat?

Smart home thermostats are a popular element of home automation. They allow users to control their homes’ temperature from other devices. Connecting your phone or laptop to a smart thermostat will give you remote access, so you can change your home’s temperature from anywhere.

You can also set timers so that your home’s temperature fluctuates throughout the day. Set your thermostat to cool your space before you get home from work on summer days. Make winter mornings more bearable by turning up the heat before you get out of bed.

Here are five additional benefits of installing an automated heating and cooling system:

  1. Energy conservation: A smart thermostat’s flexibility means it wastes less energy when the house is empty.
  2. Cost-efficiency: Since you use less energy, you’ll also save money on heating and cooling your home.
  3. Intelligent scheduling: Your thermostat may also learn patterns such as when you’re typically awake and active, using less energy while you sleep and leave the house.
  4. Weather awareness: Thermostats with Wi-Fi get weather reports and adapt to incoming heat waves, blizzards and similar extremes.
  5. Voice control: If you link your home automation system to your phone or another device with voice control, you’ll be free to use the voice feature to adjust your settings remotely.

The benefits of upgrading your temperature control system are clear, but now it’s time to choose a new setup. Plenty of options exist, but some are more impressive and user-friendly than others. At Wayne Alarm Systems, we have two recommendations for your smart thermostat system.

Honeywell’s ZWSTAT

Honeywell’s ZWSTAT is a z-wave enabled thermostat designed to interface with your security system. You will be able to control your thermostat using the Total Connect app on your phone, tablet or computer from anywhere in the world. You can also set up events, so the thermostat will automatically cool or heat your home based on set events. This not only enhances the comfort of your home but also provides energy savings.

Premium Features

Between its compatibility with Total Connect and the potential it offers for energy savings, the ZWSTAT exemplifies the convenience and cost efficiency of home automation. This Honeywell smart thermostat has several other features that make it one of our favorite products too, including:

  • Adaptive Intelligent Recovery
  • Keypad Lockouts
  • Reminders
  • Auto Change Over
  • Fan Circulation

Lyric Thermostat

Lyric Thermostat

Renovating the thermostat to fit the smart home

The Lyric Thermostat changes the way you think about technology. This thermostat is Wi-Fi capable and also features voice control.  This thermostat will also send you notifications about maintenance, and will warn you about extreme weather approaching.

The Lyric Thermostat takes full advantage of its Wi-Fi capability. It can be integrated with a GPS to see your location and will change the temperature of your house accordingly. It can warm up your house in the winter and turn the air on for you in the summer when you’re heading home.

The Lyric thermostat’s high-tech features make it one of the most interesting and complex thermostats on the market. You’re sure to enjoy the customization opportunities and intelligence that come with this solution.

Choose Wayne Alarm Systems for Home Automation

At Wayne Alarm Systems, we’re proud to help you find great automated options for your home. When it comes to remote heating and cooling, Honeywell’s ZWSTAT and the Lyric thermostat are the best models for most homes. Choosing a smart thermostat system is only part of the process, however, and next comes installation.

Once you’ve decided on a model, choose a distributor with the experience to install your new thermostat. Wayne Alarm Systems has more than 50 years of experience in our field, and we’re a UL listed, Five Diamond Certified monitoring center. Our team is proud to provide excellent customer service for our clients in Massachusetts and New England. When we install our recommended products in your home, we’ll do so with a passion for your comfort and the thermostat’s long-term value.

If you’re ready to take a step into the future with home automation, choose a smart thermostat system from Wayne Alarm Systems! Request a quote online or call 781-595-0000.

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