Voice control has always been a bit of a smart-home outlier. Command-style products are definitely intriguing, but technology just wasn’t there in practice. But with Amazon’s recent announcement of the Echo series, a voice-control speaker with more than music-playing capabilities, interacting with your smart home via verbal command might become much more commonplace.

Use Echo to switch on the lamp before getting out of bed, turn up the thermostat while reading in your favorite chair, or dim the lights from the couch to watch a movie — all without lifting a finger…or even raising your voice.

Echo works with smart home devices such as lights, switches, fans, thermostats, and more from Philips Hue, TP-Link, ecobee, WeMo, SmartThings, Insteon, Lutron, Nest, Wink, Honeywell, and more. Many of the new HVAC systems have recommended thermostats that will connect with Alexa (Echo’s personal assistant) so a simple voice command will change your temperature setting. We can help you pair your system by installing a compatible thermostat that will pair with your Echo to utilize this feature.

We are always looking for new ways to add value for our customers and starting on January 1, 2017 we started a program that gives voice control of your HVAC system when we install a 16 seer or above system! This is not an optional or extra cost program. It’s included! From now on, if you’re hot or cold, just SPEAK UP!