Smart Dome! Innovation and Design.
control of your home's environment.
Automatically connected, 24/360!
Would you like a home that is smart and self-reliant, that can
tell you when it has a problem?
Powell Mechanical Inc., has the answer. We can create a Custom Automation System for your
home, office or building. YOU can monitor and control the vital functions functions, via secure internet access.
control, for instance: temperature, lighting, and other comforts. Don't forget automatic video surveillance and message
alerts in case of equipment failure, fire or water damage, or intruders.
This is an ideal solution for "snowbirds" or
property managers, with many other possible applications.
your house to the south
and always look to the sun and wind as your friend !
Energy conservation is the by product
of this installation.
Return on investment can be as short as two years.
Having peace of mind is priceless, and almost
security ! environmental ! controls ! custom !
back up power ! monotoring and control systems.
Our design Goals:
We wanted our Smart Dome, located 8300ft
high in the Rockies, to be as energy efficient as possible. The shape and structure of a Dome Home is intrinsically more efficient
than a traditional home. We installed In-floor Radiant Heat, powered by a 95%AFUE Water Heater, which also supplies our domestic
water. We have a "Solar Slab" in our basement, which stores heat from the day and releases it at night. It also cools during
hot weather. A "Passive Solar Greenhouse" on the main level functions similiarly to the Solar Slab. We use our Woodstove
often, to save propane and provide ambient warmth. Much research went our Dome Home, which received a "5-star plus" rating
from ENERGY STAR CO. With our completed Automation System, our Dome Home will be still more energy efficient.
the help from Greg Powell President of Enerlon Inc. Obtaining our goals would not be possible. With his help we have obtained
total freedom. This picture was taken before he cut his hair.
Though home automation is not new, giving the homeowner
the ability to monitor their own systems is a recent concept. This is especially helpful when the nearest Emergency Services
are more than 45 minutes away, as is our case. The system can be pre-programmed to call and alert Fire or Police departments,
Utilities or Repair Contractors, Family or neighbors.
Start from the botom up.
When building, or renovating
Life is what you
make it !
Make it the best !
Our company, Powell Mechanical Inc., has been an HVAC/R Contractor
in the Pikes Peak region since 1995. Residential & Commercial services include: Installation and repair for all types of
Heating equipment, Air Conditioning, Humidification, Air Purification, and Commercial Refrigeration. We are now offering
iLon Interoperable Control Systems, in conjunction with Enerlon (enerlon.com). Enerlon
From this site you can follow along, as we install and use our iLon Home Automation System. |
Best & Gary Powell, Powell Mechanical Inc.
Lets get down to the nitty gritty. FIRST STEP: Evaluate your
home's needs! In our case we started with the basics.
Our home required not only a solar-wind battery back up for the security
and lighting systems, but also the ability to open and close skylights, inner doors, dampers, etc. The ability to maximize
the homes potential is enormous.
Smart Dome mascot.
For more info, please contact us at: