What if we were to tell you that you can have all your devices connected to a remote control? We’re not just talking about TVs or stereos. We’re talking about lights, speakers, windows, blinds, kitchen appliances, and many more. Nope, we’re not talking about selling you The Jetsons’ home, we’re talking about home automation.
Home automation is having the ability to control the things around your house with just a push of a button, or a voice command. If you find it annoying to always go around the house to check if any of the lights or the appliances is turned on, home automation is definitely your way to go. Not only does it help you do things easier, it can also save you a lot of money. Here are some things home automation can help make easier.
It’s a common rule on every home: turn off the TV when not in use! Despite the numerous times we tell our kids (or ourselves) to turn off the appliances after we are done using them, sometimes it just really gets out of our head. Imagine leaving the TV on upstairs while everyone is already downstairs. It’s pretty annoying, we get it.
With home automation, you will never leave your TV or other appliances running when everyone has already left the room. Occupancy sensors and motion detectors are available so the appliances turn off as soon as the last person leaves the room.
Have you ever experienced going back home after a long day, getting inside, and realizing that you forgot to switch off some lights before you left that morning? Or realizing that the lights in the kitchen are on just when you are about to sleep?
With home automation, you can schedule when your lights should be turned on and when they should be turned off. Additionally, dimmers are also available to reduce wattage consumption, saving a lot of energy.
Heating and Cooling System
According to experts, a huge part of your electric bill often comes from your air conditioning or heating unit. Therefore, it is just logical to control its consumption. Make sure that the units are being used efficiently at all times.
In a fully automated home, you can set the temperature, schedule the cooling/heating time, and even control your unit while being away from home. With home automation, you can make sure that no energy is wasted on your heating and cooling system.
Water is one of your major resources at home. Its consumption makes our lives healthier and our homes cleaner. Making your kitchens, bathrooms, and irrigation systems smart will cut back your water consumption.
There are smart shower heads that can detect what you are doing and adjust the water level based on it. There are also smart faucets. They let you control the water temperature with a remote control instead of letting the faucet pour water until it reaches your desired temperature. With smart irrigation system, sprinklers can detect rain, suspending the plant watering on that day.
Apart from energy savings, home automation can also cut you some insurance cost. Home automation lessens the occurrence of fire, water damage, and theft on your home. Because of this, some home insurance companies offer some generous discounts to homeowners with smart houses.
Live in the future and go for home automation. Contact us today for questions about how you can get started.
Written by the staff of Controlled Aire Heating and Cooling in Moberly, MO.