Thursday October 24, 2019
Seems everything is “smart” these days, from our phones to our cars and appliances. Even the refrigerator lets you know when you’re out of milk. In fact, your entire house can be turned into a smart home. Home automation is a big trend and something today’s homebuyers want when they're in the market for a new house. What are the advantages of home automation? Gehan Homes outlines some of the best smart home benefits.
What Is Smart Home Automation?
Smart home automation means that all your devices, systems, and appliances are connected so that you can control them with a single device. You can even control your devices when you’re away from home.
What can be connected?
- Security system/cameras
- Indoor & outdoor lights
- Audio systems
- Door locks
- Pool/spa heaters & pumps
3 Advantages of Home Automation
1. Convenience and comfort
As mentioned earlier, one of the best automation benefits is the fact that you can manage everything in your home via a single smart device. You can also control all your systems when you’re not home. Going to be late getting home from work? Remotely activate the outdoor lights before you get there. Forgot to record your favorite TV show before leaving the house? You can remotely activate the Tivo, too.
2. Keep your family safe
Smart home benefits include keeping your family safe. Connect your security system and cameras so you can monitor what’s happening inside and outside your home at all times. If someone rings the doorbell you can see them, even if you’re at work. Lights can be programmed to come on when someone approaches the door at night. This can help deter burglars since the last thing a thief wants is to be seen. If you or your teenager gets home late at night, you can automatically unlock the front door so you don’t have to fumble with your keys in the dark.
3. Cost-saving energy efficiency
We all want to add convenience to our busy lives, but we also want to be good citizens of the Earth. Devices like smart thermostats are designed to use less energy. This not only benefits your wallet but our planet. These devices automatically adjust the temperature according to the outdoor conditions. Thermostats with an ENERGY STAR label “have been independently certified…to deliver energy savings.”
Advantages of an ENERGY STAR smart thermostat:
- Automatically adjust to your preferred temperature while you’re on the way home from work
- Control heating/cooling remotely with your smartphone/device
- Enters low-power standby mode when the system is not active
- Track and manage temperature data so you can fine-tune settings and preferences
- Frequent software updates that can help you take advantage of new energy-saving features
Gehan Homes Helps Automate Your Life
Gehan Homes understands the advantages of home automation and offers smart home technology as a standard or optional feature in many of our homes. From security and safety to the convenience of control and remote activation, a smart home can transform your life. See your Sales Associate to find out what smart home technology is available in your new Gehan Home. If you’re in the market for a new home, check out our diverse inventories in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, and Phoenix.