Ever sweet smells, new vibrant colors, warmer days
One flower, two flowers, three flowers
Spring always seems to bring anew things that were once old
Spring is certainly a time for new beginnings, especially a new home.
According to Time magazine, by 2022, the U.S is expected to have 63 million smart homes and for good reason too. The ever-growing interest is due to the convergence of technology, efficiency and convenience. This is made possible due to IoT sensors (Internet of Things) that can be connected to various technological devices monitored and controlled by one simple touch from your smart phone. So, the fear of leaving the stove on or doors unlocked can be put to rest. Depending on your smart home choice, it can offer various benefits economically, financially and environmentally. Planning and creating a smart home can be daunting so, let’s keep it simple and highlight the top 3 elements and relevant technology your smart home must have this spring.
Energy efficiency = Energy Savings
Even though Spring is pictured to be an amazing picturesque time for many, the Rio Grande Valley has a different kind of “Spring”. From intense sticky humidity to the increasingly hot temperatures, that naturally leads to an increase in our home’s energy use and most of our electricity bills to spike. So, when building your smart home what can you use to address this problem?
The first energy efficient option you can consider are solar panels. Even though this can be quite an investment at first, it will pay off in the long run due to generating renewable and free energy for your home. In result, your electric bills will be at a little to no cost to you. Additionally, you can consider placing LED lights throughout your home. They will aid in contributing to the efficiency of your home by emitting low radiated heat and increased brightness than that of traditional lightbulbs.
Focus on Holistic Health and Well- Being
With the exorbitant numbers of pollen and other particles in the air, there is an increase of people who suffer from seasonal allergies, asthma, and respiratory viruses. This leads to many people remaining indoors and limiting their time outside. According to the EPA, indoors can contain 2-5 times more air pollutants than fresh air outside. What kind of technology can you use in your home to address this?
Smart homes can easily address the issue in eliminating pollutants in your home through the installment of smart air purifiers. This is a good move for you to make due to having the ability to monitor and control your air quality in your home. Air quality control is made possible through witnessing the exact type of particles in your air through an app on your phone and then being able to eliminate them.
Positive Contribution to Decreasing Ecological Footprint
With the recent snowstorm that hit Texas, in addition to other environmental phenomena, we can see that our world is changing. Many countries have taken action to keep up with this change through minimizing their ecological footprint, otherwise known to be the impact a person or group of people has on the environment. It is calculated by the amount of land needed to provide for a person or group of people.
There are various environmentally focused features that can aid in decreasing your ecological footprint in your home. One major way you can do this is through the strategic set up of your insulation, air ceilings and windows. This will increase your home’s efficiency by helping you use the right amount of energy with minimal waste for either cooling or heating your home.
With a growing interest in smart homes throughout the U.S., the Rio Grande Valley is already riding on the cusp of transitioning to living more sustainably thanks to a Harlingen smart home builder, Smart Home Construction. Located off Expressway 83, Smart Home Construction is dedicated to helping their customers create their very own smart home that is uniquely tailored to them. They also give their customers an opportunity to buy a smart home that is already built in either Harlingen or Primera areas.
With spring around the corner and a smart home builder ready to work with you, there is no better time to contact Smart Home Construction than now to start your new beginning in your new home.
For more information and to contact your Harlingen smart home builder.