Home automation brings a whole new level of climate control into your home. Your home automation system can be programmed to close curtains or motorized blinds at set times, or using an astronomical clock, shades can drop 2 hours after sunrise, and rise an hour after sunset. Controlling window treatments helps reduce energy consumption by minimizing how much your heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems will need to be running to keep your house at the temperature you want.
Thermostats that integrate into a home automation system allow you to warm up or cool down the house from your office so it is ready for your arrival after work. No need to keep getting up to check the thermostat when you can find out what the temperature is from your ipad, and make the necessary adjustments from there.