There are multiple benefits associated with living in a smart home. As examples, if you turn your home into a smart home you’ll be able to save money and enjoy a more convenient, modern lifestyle. To discover a few tips on getting started and turning your house into a smart home, simply continue reading.
How to Make Your House a Smart Home:
Replace your light bulbs with light bulbs which you can control using a virtual assistant or an app on your phone:
If you’d love to be able to turn off the lights in your bedroom or lounge before you start watching a movie, without having to get off your sofa or out of bed, it’s well worth replacing your current light bulbs with smart light bulbs. There are two ways to control smart light bulbs, you can use a virtual assistant such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa in order to give a voice command to turn off your lights, cable TV, stove and much more. You can also control your smart lightbulbs using a simple to use app on your smart phone.
Purchase a voice assistant:
If you don’t already own a voice assistant such as Google Home or Amazon Alexa, it’s well worth picking one up. As you’ll be able to use voice commands to ring a family member of friend, ask about the weather or live traffic and book appointments, even your tv on you so you can watch a movie without picking up your smart phone or laptop. You’ll even be able to send texts to your loved ones using your smart voice assistant.
Install solar panels on your home’s roof or exterior walls:
In order to significantly reduce your power bill, it’s a great idea to invest in having solar panels placed on your home’s roof or your home’s exterior walls. If you’re building a new home, you’ll be able to talk to your chosen architect about designing a home which features numerous well placed solar panels. One advantage to having solar panels placed on your home is that some power companies will actually offer you to purchase any excess energy which your household doesn’t consume.
If you’re concerned about the price of solar panels, you may be surprised as solar panels are a lot more affordable than they used to be 10 years ago, due to radical advancements in technology.
Install blinds which you can set to open and close at different times of the day:
Did you know that you can now have blinds and curtains installed in your home which you can control remotely and which you can set to open and close at different times throughout the day. As an example if you go away on holiday, you’ll be able to set your curtains to open at 8am and to close at 5pm, to give the illusion that there are people still living in your home. In order to try and deter would be thieves from targeting your property while you’re on vacation.
So if you’ve always wanted to live in a modern, smart home, there’s no time like the present to work on transforming your home from an outdated traditional home to a modern smart home.
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