Think a smart home is only for celebrities and billionaires? Think again. If you’re interested in pursuing home automation, now is a great time to take the first step.
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The First Steps to Home Automation: 3 Things to Purchase
There are a few different ways to create a smart home. You could buy dozens of expensive electrical components. The list would include smart bulbs, sensors, and security cameras. Then, you’d connect them all to your home via an app. That’s a costly option, though, and it’s not for everyone.
If you’re looking for a simpler option, you’ll want to start with a few components that will deliver the highest return-on-investment. While each household’s needs are different, adding these products to your home is the first step to an intelligent, automated system.
Smart lighting is a lighting system that users control via voice, phone app, or a centralized remote. The bulbs themselves allow users to change the brightness or color of the lights. Users can also program lights to turn on and off at a given time and save money on electrical bills.
Smart speakers are convenient and useful smart home devices. You can link smart speaker systems to your smart lights and other home appliances to create a hands-free home.
Smart speakers will allow you to say “dim the lights” and get that movie-night lighting you crave. Speaker options can be as pared-back or expensive as you wish, and apply to most lifestyles.
Smart thermostats feature sensors which allow them to “learn” your daily behavior. Once they’ve done this, they adjust the temperatures in your home accordingly.
For example, these thermostats can lower the temperature in your bedroom before you go to sleep, and increase it in the living room before you wake up. They’re a great way to save money on your utility bills and make your home more eco-friendly. Check out Lutron for a line-up of affordable and user-friendly smart home products.
Hire an Electrician to Outfit Your NW Florida Home
Take your home in Pensacola, Ft. Walton Beach, or Walton Country into the digital age by adding smart home features. These items are affordable and easy to use and will make your home more convenient and functional.
Once you’ve purchased your smart home devices, it’s time to install them. If you’re worried about connecting everything, though, you don’t have to be. A skilled electrical contractor will take electrical elements like lighting and smart home speakers and link them, so they become a seamless, automated system.
Here at Henderson Electric, we specialize in home electrical systems that suit all the needs you have in mind. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to schedule your appointment today. Take the first step by giving us a call!