Does a Smart Home Save Money?
It’s no secret that a smart home does require an up-front investment. It is quite the sophisticated piece of technology, after all! Despite the fact that smart homes are simple and intuitive to control, the complex networking that’s required to make them as such means that they require specialized help to install. Of course, then, such equipment isn’t free!
Price can be a major deterrent when it comes to installing everything from multi-room audio to smart home controllers. However, with Enhanced Home Systems on your side, you never need to worry about blowing your budget. Our attentive and experienced team is ready and willing to work with you, regardless of your price point, and our mission as a home automation company is to provide individualized solutions, not to pinch every penny out of you. No matter what sort of home automation you find yourself in need of, we’re here to help and inform you of your options. Working with a home automation installer like us, we believe, should never have to break the bank.
All that aside, though, should price even be a deterrent to investing in home automation in the first place? As a home automation installer ourselves, we don’t think so. Of course, we’d never encourage you to spend outside of your means, but the fact of the matter is that home automation, when installed properly and matched to the client’s individual needs, can actually save that client money in the long run. Indeed, in the right circumstances, a smart home can eventually pay for itself in savings!
However, the key concept here is that the technology must be matched to what the customer needs, according to their way of living. Though everyone can benefit from certain smart home technologies, some clients will benefit from some technologies more than others, depending on their individual lifestyles. For example, an on-the-go owner of a smart home who travels frequently might make more use of a smart thermostat (and thus save more money) than a retired client who is home all the time—or not! It all depends on how the technology fits into that individual client’s daily routines. This is why, if you’re looking into a smart home for its economical benefits, it’s imperative that you seek out a smart home installer that is customer-focused and ready to listen to you, collaborate, and take your lifestyle into account.
But back to the main point. Now that you know the truth—that smart homes can save you money—the next logical question is how they can do so. Below, we’ll answer this in detail by providing examples of individual devices that can render themselves, in the right context, as decent money-savers. Though we recommend a personalized consultation with Enhanced Home Systems in order to determine the right smart home technology for you, the below list can serve as a basis for your inspiration, sparking ideas about what tech to consider.
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Think About What You Need, Not What Would Look Cool
Though smart homes are certainly impressive and can be a symbol of status, their money-saving potential is, again, best maximized when you think of how, exactly, you’ll be using it and how it will fit into your daily life. Keeping that in mind, below are a few of our top choices for money-saving technologies:
● Smart thermostats. Minnesota is well-known for its rapidly changing weather and temperatures. Equipping your home with a smart thermostat is an ingenious way to make your home’s interior temperatures just as mobile as our climate. By enabling you to adjust your home’s temperature remotely via your phone, you can take advantage of moderate days and cut your home’s energy consumption, thus saving you money. If you realize the weather is nice while you’re away from home, simply pick up your phone and adjust your home’s temperature from there!
● Smart lighting control. We’ve all been there. You’re twenty minutes away from home, driving to your next destination, when you suddenly realize that, in your rush to leave, you left all your lights on! Over time, such mistakes can massively hike up your energy bill. Smart lighting control renders itself an effective solution to this. Simply turn off all your lights with the push of a single button, and you’re ready to go! No need to dash about the house in a rush before you leave.
● Home voice control. If you’re particularly busy and have a lot on your mind, it can be difficult to find the mental space to remember to go around and adjust all of your applicable utilities. Home voice control is an innovative solution to this problem. Just use your voice as you walk through the house, turning on and off your audio and lights as you see fit. Having electronics running while you aren’t actively using them is not only a money-drainer, but it also isn’t good for the environment, either.
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