Why should I have a Smart Home?

Saving energy (and money)

For many, the driving force behind creating a Smart Home is the potential to save energy and money with automated heating and air conditioning systems.  Other products such as connected lights and appliances can use less energy by powering down when not in use.

Did you know that your thermostat controls account for about half of your monthly energy bill?  That’s why a money-saving smart thermostat (approximately 15% on cooling and 10-12% on heating) can save you money. A smart thermostat saves through scheduling, environmental sensors, and even your phone’s location (to adjust the temperature when no one’s home) – fully adjustable and controllable from your phone.

Making life simpler

Comfort is key. We all try to have as much of it as possible, so it’s obvious this is one of the main reasons to get a Smart Home.

Security and safety

While you can buy alarm systems to protect your home, Smart Homes can offer added security. Connected lights, cameras, and even doorbells can help make a home safer. If you’re home alone and someone is checking out your house to see if they can break in, having these kinds of devices might scare them off.

Handling regular household tasks

If you want to take some of the tedious tasks of home care out of your hands, connected and automated devices have you covered there too. The most obvious device is the robot vacuum cleaner. These Wi-Fi enabled vacuums are connected to your smart home and let you clean, schedule, spot clean, and more, no matter where you are. However, appliances can also come with Smart Home functions. Picture a laundry machine that automatically starts a wash cycle, or fridge that orders milk online when it senses that you’re low.

Making the home more entertaining

What is a Smart Home if not also a place to chill out and relax? This technology can also keep you entertained and informed in new and exciting ways. Connected speakers, combined with AI-based digital assistants, can play music, offer news and sports scores, and can even help you control other connected devices as well.

About The Author

Michael is the founder of Smart Home Now and passionate about the benefits a Smart Home can provide.