Ah, summer in the Rio Grande Valley. It will be upon us in a couple of weeks, no doubt. Come June 21st, it will officially be summer! Kids are out of school, and this can only mean more time at home with family and friends! Even though this is a time we all love, it is also a time to escape the heat. Our summer here in the RGV is quite different from other areas in the United States; it is quite uniquely hot here.
With this in mind, we at Smart Home Construction ensure our homes are built economically smart and with efficiency. Our Harlingen smart home builders are the best when it comes to smart homes, and we only deliver the best quality of work, especially when it comes to technology, comfort, and beating the heat here in the Rio Grande Valley.
Here are some top technologies you should include this summer when building a smart home with us.
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1. Your Harlingen Smart Home Needs a Smart Thermostat
Traditionally when you have a thermostat, you have to physically adjust the temperature, but with today’s ever changing society, we are becoming busier and busier. We may forget to turn off the fan or lower the temperature when leaving the house, thus costing us a significant increase come the next bill.
Fortunately with smart thermostats, you have better accessibility and control of your entire house wherever you are, all in a tap of your smartphone.
One of the other best features a smart thermostat offers is its ability to learn to adapt to your schedule at home. It will be able to detect when you are home and when you’re away, using more or less energy depending on the activity in your home. You can also control the temperature in certain rooms to boot.
In turn, this will have a positive impact on your utility bill both in terms of efficiency and finances.
Consider these top-shelf smart thermostats for your smart home:
- Nest Learning Thermostat
- Nest Thermostat E
2. Door and Window Sensors to Complete Your Harlingen Smart Home
If you want to beat the heat of a South Texas summer, you’re going to have to keep your windows and doors closed. But with a busy lifestyle, family and friends coming over to visit, or simply forgetting to close them after enjoying an early morning or late afternoon breeze, we could lose all of that precious cold air, turning our homes into a sauna.
Having door and window sensors are a good solution for this. They are designed to alert you when your doors or windows are left open. Just like most smart home technologies, all you have to do is pick up your smartphone. Doing so allows you to see if any of your doors or windows are open inside of your household.
Additionally, this alert is good for the security and safety of your family. Alerts can inform you if a door or window has opened or closed. Some sensors are even voice activated and can notify you at the moment doors or windows are left open.
Here are a few good buys to marinate over:
- Wink Door Sensor
- Samsung SmartThings Sensor
- Elgato Eve Door Sensor
3. Stay Inside Your Cool Harlingen Smart Home While Smart Irrigation Systems Nurture Your Garden
Having a garden or lawn to keep up with during the summer heat can definitely put some sweat on your brow. Not to mention, as most of us physically water our garden or lawn with a conventional hose, it could lead to water wastage if the hose is older, is frayed, or has holes. It can even lead to overwatering, and that could hurt your plants.
It doesn’t have to be this way. In fact, we can be made easier through having a smart irrigation system. It will ensure that we use just the right amount of water through understanding the topography, soil, plants, and the weather, and it is also controllable through your smartphone, meaning you don’t have to go outside to use your system.
Check out a few of these good buys:
- Rachio 3
- Orbit b-hyve
There are countless other technologies you can use this summer in your smart home to ensure you are living smarter and cooler. We at Smart Home Construction are happy to answer any questions you have regarding these technologies.
Our Harlingen smart home builders are excited to help you create your one-of-a-kind smart home. Give us a call today to see what we can create together, and let’s start building the smart home of your dreams over the summer.