An upgraded and connected home is particularly attractive these days, so why not take advantage of these upgrades while building your family’s new dream home?
Take a moment to consider Smart Home Construction. Our process isn’t cold and lifeless, and our technology isn’t too futuristic to seem like alien technology. Most importantly, however, it’s not out of the realm of affordability.
If this strikes you as the step you want to take in the construction of your home, then contact our local Cameron County smart home builder for estimates today. In the meantime, let’s take a look at a few smart home features that will take your home into the 21st century at an affordable cost.
- The Smart Thermostat
The problem with most standard thermostats is that they’re confusing to figure out and often difficult to use. However, smart thermostats take out all of the guesswork.
These sleek devices can sense whether you are away or at home and adjust your home’s temperature accordingly. Nest, which currently is set to a low price of $249, is one of the more popular smart units. Even if the price seems a little steep, Nest can save you around $173 per year in energy costs, practically paying for itself and thensome.
- Smart Lighting
By adding a smart lighting dimmer and sensor system to your home lighting system, you can save yourself a great deal of energy costs as well. The cost of lighting your home amounts to around $264 per year, or roughly 12 percent of your home’s total energy use.
A smart lighting system can even be linked to your smart phone. If you’ve left for work and forgot to turn off your kitchen light, you can easily turn it off–or on–via your phone. Not only that, they can also be customized to perform certain actions like switching off whenever you leave and more.
- Smart Locks
Smart locks are now the cutting edge in home security. Usually, these devices are connected to your home via wifi and/or Bluetooth.
You’ll be able to regulate the locking/unlocking of your door from your smart phone. Amazingly enough, some smart lock systems that have an auto-unlock feature can automatically detect your personal smartphone when you arrive home and unlock the door as soon as you’re standing outside.
In addition to that, you can also program them to allow access to selected guests. If this raises an eyebrow in interest, you may want to consider adding the popular $249.99 August Smart Lock to your smart home construction.
- Smart Shades
In the interest of saving you more on your yearly energy bill, there’s smart shades. Automated shades can allow you to lower and raise them remotely, perfect for movie marathons or just a few more minutes of shuteye.
Not only will it help you save energy, it’ll also allow a measure of security by giving the house the appearance of being occupied, even when nobody’s home.
An early investment into the future of home comfort and security can ultimately save you money. Contact the Cameron County smart home builders of Smart Home Construction help you take the next step in building a smart home that fits all your needs.