Meritage Homes to Install Clare Controls Systems in California Homes Meritage Homes is including an energy-efficient home automation lifestyle package in every to-be-built California home sold through the end of the year. By RS Staff Published: June 22, 2016 ⋅ Updated: April 15, 2019 To demonstrate its commitment to sustainability, Meritage Homes is including an energy-efficient home automation lifestyle package in every to-be-built California home sold through the end of the year. Clare Controls comes part of the standard smart home package and provides additional home automation options for security, entertainment, and advanced home management. The construction firm designs high-performance, affordable homes to be Energy Star certified and can provide significant cost-savings to homeowners. With a complimentary Clare Controls home automation system controller, Aprilaire thermostat, and six-month ClareHome Premium Service, homeowners can control their utility bills and energy usage, while maintaining their own comfort. The energy-efficient system allows residents to pre-program and regulate the home’s temperature throughout the day and throughout the seasons. The ClareHome Premium app enables homeowners to make heating and cooling adjustments remotely, and create their own scenes, schedules, and notifications using a smart device. The app also sends alerts about changes within their home. “Our homes reflect our commitment to environmental protection and sustainability. By adding smart home technology, we’re creating a new standard in homebuilding that provides better comfort, healthier air, and costs less to own and operate,” said C.R. Herro, vice president of energy efficiency and sustainability, Meritage Homes. “We selected Clare to be our technology partner because the manufacturer provides a simple to use, affordable home automation solution that can be readily expanded to include additional features. We design our homes with features that enhance individual quality of life, and continually adapt to new advancements as you live in it.” “Meritage is a great partner for Clare Controls as they are recognized for their forward-thinking approach to homebuilding. Meritage looks for new ways to make technology enhance both the homes they build and the experience they provide to their homeowners. We are happy to demonstrate that the Clare Controls experience can play a role in helping the homeowners achieve the lifestyle environment they have always wanted,” said Brian Dietsch, vice president of business development, Clare Controls. “We’re committed to providing the homebuilding community with a program that delivers a complete step-by-step process for the homeowner. We look forward to supporting Meritage throughout the entire program.” Clare Controls installed four interactive Smart Home Display Center kiosks in Meritage Homes Design Centers in Northern and Southern California to help builders take control of the home technology sales process, explain the lifestyle benefits of the technology, and offer upgrade packages to customers. With Clare Controls, homeowners can scale their smart home systems based on their lifestyle and needs. In addition to the standard smart home package, the systems can be upgraded to add an extra layer of comfort and convenience. Offerings include common area and master suite lighting; enhanced safety and security; and music streaming packages.