A great way to update your home and increase value is through Home Automation.
What is Home Automation?
Home Automation means having remote and automatic control of a wide variety of devices in your home. This can simplify your life and add value to your home.
What can be controlled through Home Automation?
Basic systems can control lighting, and HVAC systems. While more advanced systems allow you to consolidate all of your media to a server that can be accessed at the push of a button. You could also monitor your home while away with an automated security system, and even control your window shades with a remote.
What does something like this cost?
The cost can include equipment, components, and custom installation. It all depends on the degree to which you are automating. Recent advances have made it possible to SAVE electricity, making home automation a green solution.
Can I save money with a Home Automation System?
You can save electricity with smart light controls, and automatic climate control. A simple fix to save energy is to purchase a power strip that can detect when an appliance is turned off and cut off electricity to it. This helps, because items like lamps and televisions continue to draw electricity even when off.
So you see, having an automated home not only makes your life easier, it can add value to your home and is a great selling feature. If you are interested in buying or selling a home that has been automated, give me a call! I know the value this technology can bring to your home.