Do You Have Smart Technology Products In Your Home? If not, do you plan on enhancing the I.Q. of your residence in the near future? You might want to consider it.
A growing trend in the home improvement arena is the addition of smart technology products that enhance the efficiency and safety of your home. An increasing number of home buyers are becoming familiar with these features and according to a recent survey done by ERA Real Estate and HGTV they place a higher value on a house that already has them compared to another that is not so smart.
With a growing reliance on technology in our everyday lives why not consider some of the following ideas to increase your monthly energy savings, increase total home security and boost your re-sale value.
Automated climate controlled thermostats with energy management feature including the ability to control your home’s temperature remotely. I know I’ve left the heater on more than once when I’ve left the house. Or how about turning on the heat 30 minutes before you arrive home to make you comfortable as soon as you step through the door.
Automated lighting systems with remote control to enhance safety and lower your electric bills each month. Useful for both inside and outside of the home, this is especially important when you are gone for extended periods of time.
Remote home monitoring using cameras and a remote connection with your smart phone, tablet or office computer to check on your property when you’re away. Its a great way to check on your pets (or your kids).
You don’t have to be a technology geek to install most of these items and they are already available at major home improvement stores such as Lowe’s or The Home Depot. The most practical items and the ones with the highest demand with consumers are the gadgets that will save on your monthly energy costs. Consumers of all ages agreed that the thermostat would be the first place they look to make the high tech improvements. Comfort is a priority with everyone. So is the growing trend to desire smart lighting over smart audio components.
Another trend seems to be less demand for home security systems being that the largest group to have them are the baby boomers in the 60 and over age group. Not surprisingly, more than half of the Millennials already incorporate smart technology into their current homes.