Whenever I decide to make a cabin improvement, I spend quite a bit of time on research, but i want to make sure that I make smart decisions and am totally satisfied with the investment, but my pal and I got by with the same control unit that was installed when my great friend and I bought the loft for quite a few years.
It was a self-explanatory plastic dial that required manual adjustment.
My Heating, Ventilation, and A/C company recommended that I update it with a smart control unit, he said that today’s generation of controls learn preferences and schedules and automatically raise or lower temperature to optimize efficiency and comfort, and as I began looking into top-of-the-line control units, I noticed that several of them are compatible with other smart systems. I realized that several of the appliances in the loft could be combined into a single hub for greater convenience; This led me to a whole-cabin automation system. A smart cabin incorporates a wide variety of systems and allows for wireless accessibility. I’m able to make fluctuations, set up programs and problemshoot through an app on my iPhone. My cabin automation system includes surveillance cameras, motion-activated outdoor lights, alarms on the windows and doors and automated door locks. I’ve also added in the whole-loft air purifier, hot water heater, sump pump, indoor lights, washing machine, clothes dryer, dishwasher, oven and refrigerator, and just recently I added in a surround system. My major equipment and technology now accommodates my lifestyle. I receive notifications if there is a problem or a power outage, but because of the cabin automation system, my bi-weekly energy bills are significantly lower. I’m even saving money on my cabin owner’s insurance.