If most of us could choose only one word to describe our dream home,”comfortable” would probably be somewhere at the top of the list. After all, your home is where you spend time with friends and family and unwind after a long day; so it makes sense that you would want it to be as comfortable and cozy as possible.
There are many ways to make a home more comfortable; choosing certain colors of paint, types of furniture and decorations. But what about choosing the right technologies to make a home more comfortable? While this may not be the first thing that comes to mind, incorporating home automation technology can be one of the the most impactful things you can do to create a comfortable home atmosphere. And wouldn’t it be great of all of these technologies could be controlled from one central location? Well, the good news is they can with the Total Connect app.
Yes, you read that right, the same app you use to control your home’s security can also control a variety of home automation technologies. Read on to learn about some the ways Total Connect can be used to make your home more comfortable and cozy.
Stay Warm (Or Cool)
There is nothing quite coming home to a nice warm house on a cold day, or a nice cool house on a blisteringly hot summer day. But keeping your home at the perfect temperature all day can use a lot of energy and cost quite a bit of money.
However, if you have a compatible Honeywell smart thermostat, it can be controlled using the Total Connect app. Remotely adjust your home’s smart thermostat so it is heated or cooled to your ideal temperature by the time you walk in the front door.
Many Z-Wave® enabled lights can be integrated with and controlled using the Total Connect app. If you want to keep it simple, the app can be used to turn your smart lights on and off right from your phone, tablet or Apple Watch.
But if you want to really utilize the technology, Total Connect can be used to create custom light schedules and automatic, event-triggered lighting rules. Want to have the lights come on when you pull in the driveway at 5:30? You can do that! Want to have specific lighting rules for date night or movie night? With Total Connect you can create the perfect ambiance!
We’ve all had it happen, you get ready for bed, get under the covers, get all comfy and cozy; then it hits you, you’ve forgotten something!
Didn’t turn off the lights in the other room? Use the Total Connect app to turn off your Z-Wave® enabled lights!
Didn’t lock the front door? Most smart locks integrate with, and can be controlled using Total Connect!
Didn’t arm your home’s security system? Grab your phone and set the alarm without having to leave the comfort of your bed!
Having the ability to control all of these things remotely using the Total Connect app, means that once you’ve gotten comfortable, you can stay that way!
The Total Connect app can be a great tool for helping to create a comfortable home, but it can do so much more. Want to learn about some of the other things that Total Connect can do for your home? Click the button below!