Equipping your home with smart technology and home automation systems is one of the best ways to increase its value. According to this article from MediaPost, 69% of US households are equipped with at least one smart device, with 12% of those (roughly 22 million households) have several.
And it’s easy to see why – smart devices can make day to day living easier and more convenient, and can help you save more time and money in the process.
However, choosing the right devices will be key. In this page, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best smart devices that can add more convenience to your daily life while increasing your home’s value.
Smart thermostats have integrated movement sensors which are able to detect activity in your home. They are able to collect and utilize this data to adjust a home’s temperature automatically according to peak times.
Most models allow users to set “guide” temperatures, so your home’s thermostat does not go beyond a specific range you set. You’ll also be able to control and monitor your home’s temperature remotely through an app.
With a smart doorbell, you’ll never have to get up from your couch to see who’s at the door. These devices have built-in cameras and microphones, sending you a live feed from the front door to your smartphone, so you can check who’s outside your home – even if you’re somewhere else.
With smart lighting technology, you’ll be able to control your home’s lighting remotely, and even use voice commands to adjust settings when used together with a smart hub. Additionally, smart light bulbs can also help you reduce your monthly energy bills, as you’ll no longer need to worry about leaving your lights on whenever you’re away from home.
Back then, there was no way to monitor a home’s air quality, which is extremely important for the health of all household members.
With a smart air monitor, you’ll be alerted in case there’s a change in air quality inside your home. It will give you a detailed look at the current status of the air within your home, providing information on humidity and if there are any volatile organic compounds present.
Most smart air quality monitors are portable, so you’ll only need a single device to check each room.
Installing a smart energy monitor is a great way to help you stay on top of your home’s energy consumption, helping you reduce your energy bills and live an eco-friendlier lifestyle.
When linked with a home system, your monitor will provide regular updates on your home’s energy usage. Some advanced models will also show details on which appliances consume the most energy within your home.
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