By AJ Danboise
Why Do I Need Home Automation?
How smart is your home? In the past few years, home automation has garnered more and more popularity. Thanks to recent advancements, this type of technology offer solutions for nearly every budget. Even still, you might be thinking: “But it’s too complex!” Homeowners are often deterred from using home automation because it seems too sophisticated.
This is where we come in. Yes, the software is sophisticated, but these products were designed with you in mind. Put your worries aside, because home automation is supposed to make your life more convenient, not complicated. Still not sold? Check out these three reasons as to why you should switch to home automation. By incorporating smart technology into your home, you will enjoy numerous benefits such as added security, peace of mind, and savings.
Every homeowner wants to feel safe and secure. You’ve invested so much of your time and money into ensuring that your home is a place of comfort and relaxation. Home automation can deliver assurance in a variety of ways.
Coming home to a dark home late at night can make any person feel uneasy. With home automation, you can turn your lights on with the tap of a finger. Now, you won’t have to wonder if someone or something is lurking in the shadows. Our minds can play some of the most devious tricks on us, but with home automation, you can know for certain nothing is there.
One of the biggest concerns people have when they leave for vacation is keeping their homes safe. We want you to be able to enjoy your time away, but we understand how hard it can be to do that when your home is vulnerable. With home automation, you can program your lights to turn on and off at specific times to make it appear that someone is inside. Many homeowners make the mistake of leaving several lights on throughout the house. On the surface this method may seem like an effective deterrent, however, it does quite the opposite. Wouldn’t you think it was odd too if someone’s bedroom, hall, or kitchen light was left on for several days straight?
If you’re wanting to go the lighting route, it’s best to program your lights to turn on and off at normal times.
Peace of Mind
Lights are not the only way to increase security. Have you ever left your house only to realize hours later that you can’t remember if you closed the garage door or locked the front door? We’ve all been there. If you work a demanding job or are too far away to turn back, it can add significant stress to your life. Now, with home automation, you can achieve peace of mind with the push of a button. When you install this type of technology, the device is often paired with an app that you can download on your phone or tablet. You need only open your app to check the status of your concern.
One of the biggest stresses of planning a vacation is finding someone to watch after your house. Home automation puts the control back into your hands. Of course, you can still enlist the help of a friend or family member, but for those of you who want control, home automation may be just what you need. Using your home security system’s app, you can check on your home and see exactly what’s going on. If you have a pet that’s back home, whether it be a dog, cat, bird, or rabbit, you can make sure they’re doing okay too. If you do happen to leave your pet behind, we highly recommend having someone look after them. While a security system can provide you with peace of mind, it can’t feed your pet or let them outside.
You will reap numerous benefits by installing a programmable thermostat in your home. There are a variety of makes and models on the market, so no matter your budget, we guarantee there is a solution for you. A programmable thermostat, also known as a smart thermostat, allows you to have complete control over your home’s temperature.
Let’s say it’s a particularly cold day outside and you’re about to leave work to go home. You’re dreading the thought of walking into an ice-cold home. But then you remember you have a programmable thermostat! You can program your thermostat to your desired temperature so that when you walk in the door, it’s warm and cozy. Before programmable thermostats, you had two options: you could either leave your heat on all day, which wastes money, or you could keep your thermostat at a lower temperature, which makes for an uncomfortable home.
Programmable thermostats allow you to maximize comfort – and savings. You can program your system to reflect your desired temperatures while you’re awake, asleep, and away. Some systems even offer insight into your heating and cooling usage, which allows you to address any gaps where you could be saving.