In this video, This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey reveals how home automation delivers comfort, convenience and energy savings.
A digital hard-wired thermostat allows you to program temperature and on/off cycles for heating and cooling systems.
A wireless digital thermostat is a wire-free way to control and program heating and cooling systems.
A WiFi-enabled digital thermostat lets you use a smart phone to program heating and cooling systems, turn lights on and off, and lock and unlock doors from anywhere.
A WiFi-enabled energy monitor connects to the main electrical panel and is used to monitor electricity usage and cost. Also reveals how much electricity individual appliances are using.