Believe it or not, smart technology can help someone save money on your home repairs. Updating and adding smart technologies to your home also increases its resale value. For instance, furnaces are designed to last for around 15-20 years. Whether you intend to reduce your energy bills or enhance your home security, the following are some smart products you should consider installing.
If You Intend to Reduce Energy Use
Home repairs are necessary to update and renovate the house. Homeowners spend more on house improvement projects than home maintenance projects. For instance, for every $1 spent on home upkeep, homeowners spend an average of $5 on home enhancements. Smart products reduce a home’s general energy use and other related expenses. Several energy firms also provide discounts and rebates when you install these products in your home. They include:
Some smart thermostats are structured to study your home’s temperature patterns and then create a custom energy-saving program around them. Other thermostats use a sensor mechanism to detect occupancy and set correct room-by-room temperatures. Regardless of the type of thermostat you install, you will save money. For instance, thermostats structured to save home temperatures can save a homeowner 15% on cooling costs and 10% to 12% on heating costs annually. Thermostats using sensors can also save approximately 23% annual costs.
Smart Shower Heads
Installing smart showerheads removes costly heat-up periods and adjusts water flow based on your position in the shower. For instance, some smart shower heads can reduce water use by half. This saves high energy costs, particularly for large families.
Smart Power Strips
New-age power strips prevent products from using energy when they are inactive. Installing them in your home can save you a significant amount of money.
Smart Light Bulbs
These are flexible LED bulbs that can change color, dim, and be managed using a mobile device. They are also synchronized with entertainment and music in some cases. Some smart light bulbs are also equipped with a calculator to help approximate your potential savings.
Smart Sprinkler Systems
Smart sprinklers are structured to maximize your watering program based on the local weather situation. These systems also identify leaks and monitor water flow to reduce general costs. Many of these sprinkler systems contain a mobile application that enables you to control and monitor your watering efforts.
Most main appliance manufacturers make smart dryers, washing machines, and dishwashers designed to reduce water volume, washing time, and general energy use.
If You Want More Security
Previously, home designs did not focus much on security. Besides, many homes were built decades ago. For instance, approximately 80% of homes in the United States are more than two decades old. Fortunately, installing smart technology can enhance your home security and the safety of your property. Smart security systems are also easy and convenient to control. Some of the common smart security products include:
- Smart exterior lighting systems. These systems use motion-activated sensors to switch on floodlights and other devices when a person enters the building.
- Video doorbells. They enable you to check who is at your doorstep before opening it.
- Smart garage doors that notify the homeowner when opened and can be monitored with a mobile device.
- Connected video cameras. They allow you to monitor your premises using a mobile application.
- Mobile-controlled home alarm systems and locks
- Smart smoke detector alarms, water leak sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors alert you when something goes wrong.
Home repairs can help with updating a home and restructuring it. This offers the homeowner the opportunity to install smart appliances which enhance safety and reduce energy costs.