Are you curious about upgrading your home? Turning your house into a smart home is an innovative way to create a safe, new way of life. Smart technology can also increase the value of your home if you are looking to sell. It’s the age of technology, so learn how to live with it.
A smart thermostat has many benefits. You can program it to know your schedule so it turns off and on when you leave and come back. It’s great to know that your heat and air are not blowing all your money out the window while you are out earning it.
You also can control most smart thermostats with your smartphone. No longer will you have to get out of your comfortable bed in the dead of winter to turn the heat up. An added money-saving feature allows you to control the room in which the air/heat is running. Don’t spend any time in the living room? Why heat/cool it? It’s a great benefit if you own a bigger house. These thermostats range between $100-200 and can be easily installed.
Fancy doorbells don’t just mean a custom chime anymore. Upgrade your old doorbell to make you and your family feel safe and secure without paying an arm and a leg. Smart doorbells have a camera that will send a video of whoever is at your door directly to your smartphone. The video will start to record when motion is detected or someone presses the bell. The upgrade can be installed over your original doorbell or purchased new with step-by-step instructions on how to easily install.
Smart Smoke Detector
Speaking of feeling safe, let’s upgrade that old yellow smoke detector. Changing your old smoke detector to a smart smoke detector can be done by installing a smart battery your old smoke detector or purchasing a smart smoke and CO detector which will send notifications to your phone when the alarm goes off. This device will also send an alert to your phone when the battery is low and ready to be replaced. Never spend another moment trying to track down the incessant beep driving you crazy in the middle of the night.
Smart Light Bulbs
Smart light bulbs are the easiest to install on this list. All you do is take your old light bulbs and replace them with new LED smart bulbs. You can purchase a kit that will come with a light and the hub to hook it up to the internet.
Just like your smart thermostat, you can set a schedule and have the lights turn on and off to suit your lifestyle. You’ll love how much longer they last and the money you will save on your electric bill. If you’ve got kids, look for the slightly more expensive bulbs that change colors, as they are sure to be hit.
These upgrades will help you out of the dark ages and into the light of technology. Whether you are interested in saving money, security, or getting the asking price on your house, they will be a great addition to your home.