It’s 2019, and things are getting smarter by the second. We are constantly surrounded by smartphones, smartwatches, smart TVs and now, smart homes. So what makes a smart home? Whether or not your home is considered smart has more to do with the appliances and electronics in your home than it does the actual house itself. Smart homes have become increasingly popular because they offer increased home security, make life a little easier and can save you money in the long run.
Home surveillance and safety has never been more advanced that right now. Smart technology has changed the way people secure and protect their homes. With camera-equipped smart technology, you’re able to find out who has been ding-dong ditching you the past few days or check on your dog while you’re away for the day. The Nest Cam line and Hello Doorbell prevent you from worrying about who is ringing the doorbell or having to walk outside when you hear something in the night. Nest cams and doorbell videos can be viewed on your smartphone through an app that alerts you when someone walks by your surveillance or is at your front door.
However, having a smart home can protect your home and family from more than just people. Smart appliances like stovetops and ovens have been designed to recognize when heat has been on too long and will automatically shut off for safety reasons. This means you can feel safe knowing your kids or elderly parents are at home by themselves. In the event of a fire, Nest offers technology that will alert you via smartphone if smoke or dangerous levels of carbon monoxide are detected in your home.
Smart technology can also make your life easier and more comfortable. A Nest learning thermostat has the ability to learn your behavior and create a one-of-a-kind schedule for your HVAC system. After a while, your Nest thermostat will automatically change your set temperature according to your week-to-weekend and day-to-night preferences. With smart technology, you could be able to control the brightness of your lights and speed of your fan from the comfort of your couch. Smart coffee makers allow you to make your coffee the night before and set it to begin brewing automatically so that your coffee is ready before your alarm goes off.
Investing in a smart home will save you money by lowering your energy costs. By learning your preferences, the Nest thermostat keeps your home at a comfortable temperature without running overtime and costing you extra. Smart light bulbs are usually LED and are much more energy efficient than your traditional bulb. In addition, if you leave the house and forget to turn off the kitchen light you can control your lighting from your phone instead of letting it soak up energy all day.
Start saving money, making your day to day life easier and feel safer with smart technology and appliances in your home. At Champion AC and Champion Electric, we are here for all of your Nest technology needs from sale to installation. Contact us today with any questions you may have about smart homes or to start your installation process.
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.