Make your living space work for you—literally. Home automation simplifies everyday tasks, making your downtime that much more relaxing.
Home security, heating, cooling, cleaning, and lighting are just a few daily tasks you can automate. It’s endlessly customizable—choose what tasks you want to automate and set the schedule you want.
1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning is proud to offer the latest technology that helps New Jersey homeowners lead more comfortable lives.
Our Howell team also services air conditioners, furnaces, heat pumps, ductless system, and more. Call us today for a free consultation about your next project.
Lower Your Energy Costs
Not only does automation make your lifestyle more convenient—it can save you tons of money. Did you know that turning down your thermostat seven to 10°F for at least eight hours daily can lower your utility spending by up to 10 percent a year, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)?
However, it’s hard to be consistent about it—that’s where home automation steps in. A smart thermostat uses sensors to pick up on your habits and develop a custom-tailored HVAC cycle for your Howell home that balances comfort and efficiency.
What Can Home Automation Do for Me?
Automating your home has many practical benefits that will enhance your everyday life. Additionally, the technology is rapidly growing and expanding—new features and add-ons are constantly being introduced.
Here are just a few ways New Jersey homeowners are using home automation:
- Track home security cameras and alarm system
- Monitor water and energy usage
- Water your plants
- Feed your pets
- Open and close window blinds
- Calibrate lighting with voice or motion command
- Lock doors from your phone
- Clean up with a robotic vacuum
- Auto-notify authorities in the event of a burglary, fire, or carbon monoxide (CO) leak
Of course, there are many more uses—but there were too many to list! Call your 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning expert today to discuss the home automation solutions you’re interested in for your home. More than likely, what you have in mind is possible.
How Does It Work?
Home automation systems contain three basic components. These electronic modules communicate with one another to automate different tasks around your home.
The components are:
This component controls and monitors the others. Often, it’s an app on your phone, tablet, or web portal. These online controllers are highly secure and allow you to view settings, make changes and enter commands via WiFi. Alternatively, the controller could be a remote control, similar in appearance to a television remote.
While the controller controls, the actuator actuates—it performs the commands that you want to see completed. A “smart lock” is an example of an actuator. When you tell your phone to lock your door, the smart lock’s motors turn the bolt in place.
These are the eyes and ears of the operation, keeping track of movement, light, sound, and temperature. Sensors send the information back to the controllers and actuators, triggering commands and collecting data. They have numerous uses, including touchless sinks and energy-saving thermostat programs.
Home Automation Installation and Replacement
Ready to step into a new era of home convenience? The 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning team is here to assist. Every household has different needs—let us help you plan, build, and configure the perfect setup for your living space.
Call today to schedule your free in-home consultation. We’ll draw up a blueprint with an estimate before you sign off on anything.
Additionally, we offer financing plans that allow you to pay as you go. We design these plans to fit your budget and needs!
Home Automation Repairs
Whether you need help with a remote control, timer, or sensor, our team can help. 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning specializes in home automation repairs, providing upfront pricing and a clear explanation of the work. Call us today.
Things tend to break when you least expect them to. That’s why we offer 24/7 emergency repair services to be there when you need us.
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1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning is ready to help with your home automation needs. Need assistance? We’re pleased to dispatch only the most qualified technicians from our Howell, NJ, headquarters. Call us today at 732-256-9149 or request service online.
A house that takes care of itself—how great would that be?
With home automation, it’s a reality for an ever-increasing number of New Jersey, residents. Technology gives you the upper hand on household activities such as home security, entertainment, vacuuming, and adjusting your heating and cooling system.
Home automation can save you time as well as money. Dialing back your thermostat seven to 10°F for eight hours a day can reduce your energy bills up to 10 percent yearly, according to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). However, it’s easy to forget to do it.
That’s where smart thermostats come in—they can learn your habits and automatically generate the most efficient heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) cycles for your home needs.
1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning is pleased to deliver the next generation of home comfort technology to Howell area households. Call today to learn more about how home automation can benefit you.
What Can I Do With Home Automation?
The short answer is—a lot. Yearly, new devices and add-ons hit the market, so the possibilities are limitless. You can customize the technology to best suit your New Jersey, home needs.
Here are a few possible uses for home automation:
- Monitor home security cameras
- Control your robot vacuum cleaner
- Track energy and water use
- Adjust lighting, lock doors remotely
- Automatically feed your pets on a set schedule
- Automated alert to authorities during a fire, break-in, or carbon monoxide leak
How Home Automation Operates
This technology utilizes three main components: controllers, actuators, and sensors.
Controllers are the interface you use to monitor and adjust settings. It can be your phone, tablet, or computer. Most systems have an application that you use to adjust the automation components.
Actuators are the components that respond to the controller’s command. For instance, when you lower your lights using your phone (the controller), the actuator sends an electric signal to your lightbulb, telling it to get dimmer.
Sensors monitor movements, light, and temperature. For instance, a motion sensor can allow touch-less hand washing. When configured with a thermostat, it can adjust temperature settings based on when you’re home or away.
Home Automation Installation
Ready to have this futuristic technology installed in your Howell home? Our specialists can expertly wire and configure your home automation system. Just let us know what you’re looking to implement, and we can make it happen.
We’ll always give you an upfront estimate before you commit. Also, be sure to check out our financing plans. They provide a more flexible way to pay.
Home Automation Repairs
Our team can repair anything from a non-responsive sensor to a broken heat pump! We know there’s never a convenient time to lose heating or cooling. Fortunately, you can on 1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning to be there when you need us.
We offer 24/7 emergency HVAC service for our New Jersey, neighbors. Call today to learn more.
Maintenance Loyalty Plans
Preventative maintenance is a key investment for homeowners. Seasonal check-ups are critical for your furnace, heat pump, air conditioner, or boiler.
Here are the top three reasons to stay on top of HVAC maintenance:
- Reduces the likelihood of costly repairs
- Increases equipment’s efficiency, lowering your energy bills
- Extends the lifespan of your heating and cooling system
We love giving back to our loyal customers. When you sign up for our 1st Choice Comfort Club, we treat you like royalty with discounts, priority service, and friendly reminder calls when you’re due for a check-up.
Upgrade Your Home Today
1st Choice Heating and Air Conditioning’s experts are ready to help out. Located in Howell, NJ, we’re proud to offer high-quality tech and second-to-none service. Need an installation, repair, or maintenance? Call us today at 732-256-9149 or request service online.