Add Greater Convenience, Comfort, and Control to Your Life with Home Automation
To say that technology has come a long way in the last few years is a severe understatement. The first Amazon Alexa-enabled device, the Echo, was only released in 2014. Today, over 70% of consumers have at least one smart gadget in their homes, which is just the tip of the iceberg. Home automation goes far beyond just having a virtual assistant or robotic vacuum in your home.
Home automation systems are reported to improve daily life. In fact, 57% of Americans report using smart home automation systems saves them about 30 minutes daily. That may not seem like much, but that adds to over one week yearly! The rising popularity of smart home technology has led over 81% of house shoppers to look to buy homes already equipped with smart home technology.
Whether you are a home automation guru or just starting to explore home automation ideas, here are five of the most significant benefits of home automation.
Smart Home Automation Defined:
Before we get too far into the benefits of what you can do with home automation, it is worth answering the question, “ what is home automation?” Home automation is a way to describe an automatic process that happens in your home without your direct intervention. Even though science fiction media makes it sound like home automation systems are a thing of the future, this kind of technology has been around for decades. Your thermostat, motion sensing security sensors, and holiday light timers technically fall into the automation umbrella.
When we talk about smart homes and automation today, we are referencing a higher level of control and functionality. Smart home tech allows users to access and control various devices through their home network. This control could be through voice commands, timers, if-then routines, proximity sensors, and more. Smart homes can include artificial intelligence that can learn from your behavior and adjust its output to better suit your needs. When you know how to automate your home, there is no limit to what you can do.
The Greatest Benefits
Whether you add some basic smart home tech to your house or hire an electrician to set up a complex home automation system, you will enjoy high-functioning luxury and convenience never before imagined.
Here are just some of the benefits you will love with your smart home:
Make the Most of Your Time
Time is the one commodity we cannot store or get back once it is gone, so anything that can save time is valuable. Due to the fast-paced nature of life, being able to multitask or automate our to-do list is paramount. Home automation allows users to tackle multiple projects with ease, from setting their robot vacuums to clean while we are asleep to programming a smart coffee maker to have a hot beverage ready when you wake. Automate the menial tasks of life and spend more time on the important things.
Convenience at Your Fingertips
Have you ever got all cozy in bed only to realize that you left the kitchen lights on or the garage door open? In the past, you would have to get out of your warm cocoon of blankets to take care of these items manually. With smartphone automation, you can control these items from the comfort of your blankets. You might even create an automated routine that turns off all lights, shuts the garage door, and dispenses food for your cat at a designated time, so you never have to worry about these items again.
Reduce Your Energy Costs
As utility prices continue to rise, homeowners are looking for ways to cut costs. Smart technology allows you to stay comfortable without breaking the bank. A smart thermostat, for example, can detect when you are home and adjust the temperature accordingly. Smart sprinklers are easy to program and will run when you need them to. Advanced showerheads can even track water usage to make the necessary adjustments to your routine.
Safety and Security
The safety of your home is your top priority, especially if you have children in the house. Smart home automation can sound alerts when doors, windows, or even cabinet drawers are open. You can set maximum water temperatures, video record activity on your property, and monitor your home for dangerous carbon monoxide or smoke. The best part is that you can keep a watch on or control your home's systems even when you are away.
Home automation systems are incredibly flexible. You can build or change routines with just a few taps on your smartphone or control panel. More importantly, once a team of qualified electricians sets up your home's initial system, you can easily add new devices or appliances. Smart home technology continues to advance at a tremendous pace, and there is no sign of slowing down. A properly installed system of today will easily be able to handle the upgrades of tomorrow.
Do Not Go It Alone. Let Watson’s Charging Stations & Electric Help
While many smart devices are straightforward to install and set up, a fully automated home needs assistance from the pros. Depending on your smart home goals, the age of your home, and the complexity of your electrical systems, some tasks may not be safe to perform without an experienced electrician. At Watson’s Charging Station & Electric, we help families throughout Gilroy, CA, and the Santa Clara Valley with all their electrical and smart home needs.
For example, a smart home security panel may require low-voltage wires running throughout your home. Changing over lights and outlets to handle home automation means changing existing devices or even running new electrical lines to portions of your home, not to mention the installation of sensors, controllers, and other elements that bring your smart home to life.
If you are ready to explore adding more convenience, comfort, and control to your life, contact Watson’s Charging Stations & Electric today to get a free consultation that can turn your home automation dreams into reality. The only question is, what will you do with the time you save from your automated home?