Smart home technology has been on the scene for several years now. However, when asked what exactly a “smart home is” the answer can be rather complex depending upon who you ask. In simplistic terms, a smart home implements technology to automate tasks within the home that are usually taken care of by human folks. Think about automated garage doors, lights that turn on via an app on your smartphone, even refrigerators that let you know how long you’ve been storing certain items. The amount of tech incorporated within a home is entirely up to the owner and dependent upon the individual needs of the family. You can go full-on futuristic or choose to implement small amounts. This technology can even be built directly into your TJ Builders custom home in Melbourne, FL or added on later and controlled by your smartphone or tablet.
For many of us, we already utilize smart technology whether or not we realize it. If you have an Amazon Echo or Echo Dot, you are already well on your way to fully automated smart home. If you have appliances that are capable of connecting to the internet and controlled whether or not you are at home, you are already a part of the smart home world.
So, why utilize smart tech? This answer is equally as varied as the definition of a smart home. Smart tech has many advantages. Let’s take a closer look at why you may want to consider adding smart home technology to your home.
Lower your bills
One of the key advantages of using smart tech is that you can really save on energy costs. By utilizing presets on your thermostat and adjusting temps directly from your phone or tablet no matter where you are, you can cut costs. No longer will the thermostat be cranking out cool air when you are gone. You can control airflow and temperatures directly from your palm and save money in the process.
You can even trim lighting costs by monitoring usage and shutting off unnecessary lights no matter where you are. There’s no need for your bathroom lights to be on when you are miles away, right? So why pay for the usage that you don’t need? Smart lighting can really help you cut down on energy consumption and save you money on bills as well.
Increase home security
Curious about who is at your door at 2 AM? A smart home doorbell with video monitoring will tell you in an instant. Want to keep an eye on your home while you are out? There’s a video system for that too.
Safety and security are two of the primary reasons why smart tech has exploded in the years past. Gone are the days when you had to rely on thoughtful neighbors to find out what’s going on around your home. Motion sensor lighting, automated locks, video recordings, and more are easy to control from your phone no matter what time of the day or night.
Smart homes are just fun
Yes, we said it. Having all this tech in your home will cut down on energy usage and how much you pay on your power bill each month. Smart tech will also help you keep a wide eye on your home and everyone in it. Both of these are great things.
But having a smart house is pretty fun if you ask us. You can easily control lighting to set whatever mood you prefer. You don’t have to worry about leaving the oven on after you leave the house. With smart home technology, you can create the perfect temps and unlock all your doors as you pull into your driveway.
Smart home technology really is for everyone, and the reasons to implement it are just as varied as the people it serves. For some, it is the ability to streamline their lives. For others, it’s safety that’s the priority. Many families love the savings they experience from using smart thermostats. And for others, having all the tech is just plain fun. Whatever your reason for implementing tech into your home, TJ Builders of Melbourne, FL can help you every step of the way. We specialize in building custom homes, kitchen remodels, and new home construction in Brevard County, and we can add all the smart home features you desire.