Call Merts to Enter a Brave New World of Home Automation

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Call Merts to Enter a Brave New World of Home Automation

Does this conversation sound familiar, “Honey, I heard there were some ice storms and power outages around the lake where our summer house is, do you think it’s okay?” You respond with a frown on your face, “Well, I guess I can take a day off work tomorrow and go check it out, but I really don’t want to.” If that’s still happening to you, it’s past time to call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning and move into the 21st century when it comes to systems control.

We sell and service leading brands of  When you have us install one in that vacation home and in your primary home, you will know what’s happening just by looking at your phone. All it takes is a Wi-Fi network for the thermostat to “talk” to, and an app you download to your mobile device. As long as the network is operational, you can check the temperature in either home and the status of your heating and cooling systems.

While the Housewise thermostat is invaluable in those situations, it’s also a great convenience. If you decide to make a spur-of-the-moment trip to the lake, just use your phone to turn the heat up, or the air conditioning down, and the house will be comfortable when you arrive. Same thing in your primary home if the kids get out of school early because of a winter storm. You can turn the heat up from your desk at work and the house will be warm when they get home.

Thermostat software is just one part of home automation, and can do much more than just turn the heat up or down. It’s part of what’s called the internet of things, or IoT, in which just about every device and appliance in the home can be connected to the internet. In the case we just talked about, if the home heating and cooling system at the lake goes offline, the software can send you an alert so you will know instantly. In the future, there will be more and more modules added to the system allowing you to control things like lights, security cameras, and humidity levels along with the temperature. The possibilities are nearly endless.

So, let’s stop living in the last century and end the concern about what’s happening in your 2nd home at the lake, which may be hours away. There’s no longer any need to brave icy winter roads to check on it in person. Call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning now to learn more about the latest in systems control technology. We are Chicagoland’s leader in heating and air conditioning sales and service.