Today’s home technology puts control of basic home systems at a homeowner’s fingertips. Through a smart phone app or a centralized unit located inside the home, the homeowner can manage a variety of home functions including lighting, home security and even the home’s heating and cooling system.
Adding home technology has several benefits. Here are just a few to consider:
- Energy and Cost Savings
Home technology can help save on monthly energy bills by reducing home energy use. Home technology can turn off power to appliances and electronics when they are not in use such as during the work or school day when the home is empty. This reduces “down time” energy draw and delivers power only when necessary. This savings can be noticed as soon as your first energy bill. Apps like LG’s ThinQ take saving energy a step further by connecting to smart grids to identify the times when demand for energy is low. It then notifies homeowners of better times to use energy for routine household chores such as doing laundry or charging an electric car.
Have you ever left your house and wondered if you’ve adjusted the temperature? Smart thermostats can tell you what’s happening in your home at any time. Some smart thermostats like Nest can automate home heating and cooling by learning your home’s occupancy and energy patterns to maximize comfort when you are home and energy savings when you are not.
Home technology allows you to adjust your home’s interior environment before you arrive. With the touch of a button you can adjust interior lights, your heating system and more to ensure your home is at your desired comfort level the moment you walk in the door.
Adding home technology to your home and lifestyle can have many benefits! Check out the links above to learn more about these options.