What if we told you that you could control the lights, locks, temperature and security cameras at your home while “on the go,” all from the comfort of your smartphone or tablet? Unbelieveable right? Now, what if I told you that doing this could save you money? Well believe it! Let’s take a look at how home automation, sometimes called a smart home integration, can save homeowners money on their utility bills and create peace of mind while you are away from the house.
- Utility Bill Savings – The largest portion of your energy bill likely comes from your heating and cooling costs. The U.S. Energy Information Administration estimates the average American household pays about $100 a month for electricity, with a majority of those costs keeping the motors and compressors in heaters and air conditioners running. By installing home automation, you can adjust the temperature settings automatically through a programmable thermostat that is linked to your smartphone! No more leaving the AC running or waiting for the heat to turn on. Instead you can schedule it or do it from your phone on your way home from work! That way your house is the right temp when you arrive.
- Save Money on Lighting – In order to have a home look “lived in” many homeowners rely on light timers or just leave them on while they are not home. This can waste electricity and be inefficient. Through the use of home automation, your lights can be programmed to turn on and off to fit your lifestyle or you can turn them on and off with ease through your smartphone. Never worry about coming home to a dark house or question whether you left them on while you are away on vacation.
- Cutting Insurance Costs – Depending upon your home insurance, many home automation systems can save you money on insurance. Insurers know that these systems can reduce the risk of insurance claims due to theft, fire damage or water damage therefore people with automated home systems often receive discounts of 20 percent or more on their home insurance.
If you are interested in installing a system that can put you in the driver’s seat of controlling your lights, heat and air and security system then call Wayne Alarm today!