Are you beginning to wonder if maybe you should pay more attention to this whole smart home trend? When people first started turning their homes into smart homes the concept was rather expensive and quite foreign. As more time has gone on the cost has decreased and we have also become more familiar with the idea of it all. If you are trying to decide if adding some smart home features to your home is a good idea you will be excited to read the rest of this blog. Burley Electric Services is going to explore the idea of smart homes.
What is a Smart Home System
First of all what exactly is a smart home? A smart home is a home where you can access and control features in your home remotely. Air conditioners, thermostats, lights, garage doors, appliances, and so much more can all be equipped with this technology these days. With so many different choices available how do you even know where to start? All of the information on smart home options can be so overwhelming.
How to Make a Home Smart
We recommend that the first thing that you do is decide what type of assistant you want to use. The most popular options are Apple’s Siri, Google’s Assistant, and Amazon’s Alexa. Each one of these assistants can be controlled with simple speaking commands. These different assistants all have pros and cons to them. You will want to do some research to decide what assistant you will want to purchase.
Smart Home Technology Devices; Lights, Thermostat, Security Cameras, Audio Systems & More
Once you have decided what kind of assistant you are going to use you will be ready to start making your purchases. First you will need to purchase the assistant itself. You will need to decide how many different pieces of hardware you want to purchase for your home. Many times homeowners opt to spread out their purchases to make it more affordable. Typically they buy their first item for their main living area. Adding on from there is not a problem. After you have your virtual assistant purchased you need to decide what other features you want your home to have. Then you are ready to make some more purchases. As you make additional purchases you will want to make sure the products you are purchasing work with the assistant that you chose. You will be amazed at how many options there are out there! Many people start with switching over their lights. There are many different products for you to consider as you are making this switch. Take your time and purchase a product that will best fit the needs of your home. You can connect your overhead lighting, lamps, and fans to your virtual assistant. In addition to lighting you can hook up your speakers, thermostats, home security cameras, audio systems, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, irrigation systems, and appliances. Being able to control all of these different things in your home has so many different benefits.
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If you are ready to take the plunge and need some help give Burley Electric Services a call. We can come out and install any needed electrical wires or outlets to assist you in starting to transition your home into a smart home. Call us today!