Investing in a smart home might be the best decision you’d ever make because of its accessibility and future cost-saving capabilities. As children, most of us marveled at the house George Jetson used to live in, even though it was a cartoon. It was our dream for the future, to be able to control our entire house at the flick of a screen or saying a command out loud.
As technology has advanced, we have made our dreams come true, and today, you can have your very own futuristic Jetsons’ style home with the advent of Smart Homes. Today we can control our lighting, AC and every type of appliances with our smartphone.
Our entire Christmas lighting in the front yard is now controlled by the phone. Even when we are vacationing, we can turn the lights on or off.
While other household expenditures are not investments, spending money on setting up smart features leads to money-saving on utility bills. So, we can term this expenditure as an investment.
If you are looking for homes, why not invest in a smart home? It’s comfortable, accessible and safe- everything a new home should be. There are many reasons why smart homes are the way forward, some of which we will discuss here in detail.
Investing in a smart home lets us save some money. When we go out for a few days we adjust our AC and water heater remotely to reduce or completely stop their usage.
Much like investing in solar panels, there is no doubt that spending on smart home devices may seem daunting at first, but considering smart homes end up paying for themselves in savings, it’s a bargain!
For example, smart thermostats can save up to 10 to 12% on heating and 15% on cooling per annum as they learn when to turn on or off. Smart lights can also have a similar impact on your utility bills!
Smart power strips can be attached to any appliance and can be connected to home wi-fi. You can then monitor their power usage from your couch. You can even shut down your appliances remotely.
Water heater runs all the time, so when you’re out for a few days then turning it off saves on electricity, you can remote turn it on before reaching home. The same goes for your air conditioning.
When we go on vacation we set the temperature high in the summer months and low in the winter months, to reduce the total AC run time.
Investing in a smart home makes the home safer. We have an automatic door lock and security system. This saves us money on our home insurance.
Although the monthly charges for ADT are too high, we are looking for cheaper alternatives. A cheap or one time costing home security systems are real money-saving smart moves.
A home is not a home unless you feel safe in it; smart sensors around your home can do that for you by giving you real-time footage from any camera or data from any sensor you choose.
Smart sensors near your windows can send information to your smart device about any windows or doors opening while you are not home.
If your oven is on, water is leaking, someone is knocking, or the alarm went off, you will know.
Cameras on the door can send you live footage of whoever is at your door, or take pictures automatically if anyone comes up.
These cameras can detect a human body, meaning you won’t have to wake up to several photos of cats loitering on your front porch.
Also, getting yourself a smart wireless doorbell keeps you from going to the door every time someone knocks on your door.
With this smart device, you can view your visitors’ activities without leaving your seat, any time of the day, which adds a layer of security.
Another intrinsic benefit of having a smart power supply to your lights and bulbs is that they can make your home more secure when you’re away. If you’ve seen home alone movies, you can realize what we are talking about.
Automatic door lock and garage door locks – This is for the people who forget to lock their doors before leaving. You can either set it as auto-lock after a certain time or you can lock it from your phone remotely.
More Aware Of Your Space
Investing in a smart home will let you enjoy your living space more. Smart appliances like Alexa, Google Home, smart lights, smart TV and countless others can help you gain more control over your house.
The command of every appliance will be at your fingertips, and thus you will feel more connected to your home.
Whether you love music or prefer the quiet, serene life, you can tune your smart home to suit your needs with a simple command or gesture.
Recent studies claim that 87% of insurance providers prefer sensor installation to serve their customers better and personalize policies accordingly.