If you’ve read our previous articles you may recall us mentioning a little phenomenon known as smart home technology or home intelligence, one of the latest crazes in home comfort and control.
In today’s article, we’ll be exploring what exactly home intelligence is, what the benefits are and why you may want to consider turning your home into a smart home.
What is Home Intelligence?
To put it simply, smart home technology gives homeowners the power to remotely control and monitor various technologies within their home from any location, including but not limited to:
- Gas and Oil Furnaces
- Other HVAC equipment
- Door Locks
- Garage Doors
- Security Cameras
- Gas and Smoke Detectors
- Water Valves
- Humidity and Flood Sensors
- Window and Door Sensors
With home intelligence, you’ll be able to easily activate, deactivate, and track all of these technologies and more on your smartphone or mobile device. Your phone then essentially functions as a universal remote for your home with unlimited range.
What are the advantages of Home Intelligence?
The answer to this question is slightly more complicated, as the benefits of this revolutionary technology are significant and plentiful. Here are just a few of the main reasons why you should consider investing in home intelligence:
One of the biggest benefits of investing in smart home technology is the convenience it provides homeowners. As mentioned, smart homes allow you to control multiple household appliances from a single mobile device, saving you time and effort both at home, as well as abroad.
The ability to control your smart home from virtually anywhere in the world is an added convenience and a frequent lifesaver. We all know the horror of leaving our homes and questioning whether we remembered to turn off all the lights, lock all the doors, etc., especially when you’re too far away to do anything about it.
Home intelligence eliminates this common problem by giving you the ability to know with certainty that everything is accounted for, and the power to resolve any issues if it isn’t. You can lock your doors in Pennsylvania while vacationing in the tropics, or adjust your thermostat in Delaware while on business in Hong Kong. The possibilities, like the benefits, are seemingly endless.
In addition to convenience, smart home technology can help you to increase your home’s safety and security. With a fully equipped home intelligence system, you’ll have the capability to monitor your home’s security system no matter the place or time. If your system is triggered, you’ll be immediately notified via your mobile device.
If you have indoor or outdoor security cameras at your residence, home intelligence allows you to access said cameras via live-feed, so if your system is triggered, you can find out why without having to wait and wonder.
If you ever leave home without activating your system, or even just forget to lock your doors, home intelligence allows you to fix these problems without having to make the trip back home.
Another advantage of smart home technology is energy efficiency, making it ideal for those who strive to live green and keep their carbon footprint to a minimum. The greater your home’s energy efficiency is, the smaller its environmental impact.
With home intelligence, in addition to being able to control your HVAC system from any location, you can also pre-program it to adjust automatically based on a set schedule. With the scheduling feature, if you know your house will be empty at certain times on certain days, you can pre-set your system to conserve energy when no one is home rather than wasting it.
Home intelligence also allows you to turn off any appliances that you may have forgotten before leaving, meaning you’ll never have to return home from vacation to discover your lights, fans and oven were left on ever again.
As if all of this isn’t incentive enough, homeowners who invest in home intelligence can benefit from huge savings on their monthly utility bills. As mentioned, smart home technology can save tons of energy, which will
Home intelligence can also alert you to any problems with your home’s equipment as they occur. This can help you to address said problems before they get worse, more expensive and/or too far gone to fix, saving you money on maintenance and replacement costs.
With the combined savings from both your monthly bills and sporadic maintenance costs, your smart home technology can easily pay for itself over time.
How can I turn my home into a smart home?
If you want to transform your home into a smart home or want to learn more about what exactly that would entail, Robaire HVAC is here to help. We offer a range of home intelligence technologies and services, and our certified experts will take you through every step of the process from consultation to installation. Check out our Home Intelligence Services or give us a call at (215)269-6590 to get started now!
Written by Creighton Smith