Believe it or not, the summer months are right around the corner, and now is the time to prepare for the warm season ahead. As a Puget Sound resident, you know that summers have been heating up in Washington. Keeping on top of maintaining the proper temperature in your Issaquah, WA, home can be a challenge any time of the year, not just in the summer months.
Instead of spending valuable time and energy monitoring the temperature and humidity within your home manually, let smart automation solutions do the work for you! With climate control technology, you’ll be able to make the entire family more comfortable year-round. Keep scrolling below to learn three components you can incorporate into your home now so that you’re prepared to beat the heat and humidity now, then the cold later in the year.
By incorporating programmable and automatic thermostats, your smart home will begin working to meet your family’s needs. This smart device can operate your heating and cooling system automatically or remotely using a smartphone or tablet, plus it can learn your desired temperature preferences for each room of your home in the Puget Sound area.
To start, program a schedule throughout the day. In the evenings, wind down more easily and improve sleep with an ideal temperature range of 60-68 degrees in the warmer months. Research shows that keeping the room cooler can reduce the time it takes to fall asleep and enhance sleep quality.
During the day, program a warmer temperature to reduce the energy costs of running your HVAC while everyone is away at work and school. You can utilize motorized shades to further improve cost savings by using natural sunlight to your advantage throughout the year. To keep your home cooler, close blinds, and curtains to reduce heat gain in specific rooms. To keep the home warmer, open window treatments to warm the room a few degrees without cranking the furnace up.
You can control the climate of your primary residence with just a tap of a button, too—program smart climate scenes based on the season, the room, and even the time of day. If you happen to work from home during the week instead of going into the office, simply press the “Home” temperature setting to override the pre-programmed setting.
You can incorporate humidity and temperature control in your vacation homes, too. From the home control app on your smart device, view the current settings and prepare the house for your arrival with just a tap of your finger. Check humidity levels in wine cellars and humidors, too, to ensure settings are maintained at optimal levels.
For more information on smart home solutions that can help you beat the heat this summer, be sure to check back next month for our upcoming in-depth blog on motorized shades. Connect with us using this form to get started on exploring the possibilities of smart climate control for your Pacific Northwest property today!