As advancements in electronic tech continue to offer more ways to become more eco-smart consumers, perhaps the most prolific innovation in recent years has been the smart home. Considering most of our day-to-day activities involve varying automation services, the advent of the smart home is a natural extension of the tech solutions we look for to make our lives easier, and no one helps people live their best life like the smart home builders of Smart Home Construction.
What Makes a Smart Home “Smart”?
A “smart home” is a home that controls many aspects of home living like the lighting and temperature, to name a few. Most devices or appliances in a smart home are controlled through smartphone and WiFi technology, connected to one another through a smart hub and built with energy-efficiency in mind.
Some features you can expect in a smart home may include:
- Smart Home Voice Assistants
- Smart Speakers
- Smart Lights
- Smart Plugs
- Smart Locks
- Home Security Cameras
- Smart Home Hubs
- Smart Thermostats
- Smart Light Switches
- Video Doorbells
- Smart Smoke Detectors
- Robot Vacuums
- Garage Door Openers
Beyond devices and gadgets, smart home builds also include energy efficient, eco-friendly solutions for construction with assessments such as:
- The home’s location on the lot to ensure heating and cooling are optimized.
- Insulation, air sealing, windows, and other elements that increase your home’s energy efficiency.
- Space cooling and heating systems to work smarter, not harder.
- Quality ventilation systems that work to increase the efficiency of consumption and transferring of incoming and outgoing air.
- Special attention to a home’s interior and exterior lighting systems.
- Control systems that afford considerable home energy savings.
The Benefits of Owning a Smart Home
The initial impression a consumer may have of a smart home is that it sounds like an expensive and complicated transition from traditional home living. However, when you look at each individual component of a smart home, and better understand how these benefits far outweigh the perceived costs and hassle, you’ll gain a clearer perspective for making the right choice for your needs.
One of the many benefits of smart homes are their cost-saving benefits. An example of this would be smart thermostats. On average, homes equipped with smart thermostats will save 10-12 percent on their heating bills and 15 percent on cooling. And in addition, it’s becoming increasingly common for home insurance companies to offer reduced insurance rates to homes with smart locks, smart alarms, and other smart safety features.
A significant benefit to smart home technology is how easy a smart home system is to use. With smart devices controlled from a wall-mounted keypad, hand-held remote, tablet, or smartphone, consumers marvel at the convenient ways commands can be given through simple touch or voice-controlled options.
Smart home apps are generally intuitive and include clearly labeled buttons to manage tasks. Smart home system designs are simple so that users can accomplish nearly everything with just a press of a button.
And with voice assistants, you can communicate with other household members regardless of where they are in the home. In addition, voice assistants offer more functionality such as reminders or alarm activation to help with daily schedules/routines.
Smart Home Construction Lets You Build Your Eco-Friendly Haven in Harlingen
As more families live, work, study and play at home these days, there’s never been a more opportune time to create an oasis that, in tandem, works to protect the environment. Beyond simply a dazzling interior, Smart Home Construction ensures sound builds right down to the foundation and offers peace of mind knowing we focus on creating investment value for you.
Rated as one of the top places to live in South Texas, Harlingen offers residents access to year-round great weather, incredible outdoor amenities, and an affordable cost of living for families. Couple this with smart and sophisticated architectural design from Smart Home Construction and you have an affordable, environmentally sustainable home that minimizes your carbon footprint.
With state-of-the-art technology, we create easier at-home solutions that deliver the Smart Home Construction Difference.