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Home Automation For Dummies by Dwight Spivey

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Chapter 4

Keeping Your Cool or Turning Up the Heat

In This Chapter

arrow Controlling your home’s temperature remotely

arrow Discovering products for automating your home’s temperature

arrow Working with apps to make temperature adjustments and set schedules

It’s a million degrees outside (literally, a million degrees!) and you’re on your way home after a ridiculously tough day at work. The AC in your car is on the fritz, and even with the windows rolled down it feels like you’re peering over the lip of a volcano’s crater. You can’t wait to get home, where you can finally kick up your feet and cool off. You unlock the door, open it just a crack, and a rush of steamy, scorching air greets you instead of the cool, polar breeze you were expecting. Your husband turned off the thermostat before he left for work, and now you have to come home to a boiler room!

On the flipside of that scenario, it’s a million degrees below zero outside (literally!) and you’re again on your way home. You know that once you pull in your driveway, you’ll only have a few seconds to dash from your car to the front door before your body is flash-frozen and you become a statue until the spring thaw. The thought of the ...

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