It can be overwhelming when trying to figure out where to start when introducing home automation into your life. More often than not, you’re overcomplicating it all. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you begin your new journey.
Home Automation is Easy to Use
In our experience, one of the biggest turn offs for our clients is their own conclusion that their home is going to become harder to use. The opposite of why they wanted a “smart home” in the first play. We promise it’s as easy as picking up your phone and powering down all lights, shades, audio and video all under one easy to use app. Here at Advanced Integrated Controls, we use Elan Home Systems. Where we can program all your TVs, audio, lighting, shades, pool, spa and even irrigation.
Home Automation is Nothing New
Think about it. Home automation has been around for a long, long time. That garage door opener you have? Yes, that’s home automation. How about your remote control? Remember, back in the day when you had to get up to change the channel on the TV? Well, thanks to remote controls, you don’t have to be the “changer” anymore. Same goes with the cordless phone. It’s advanced over the years, but it’s definitely not anything new.
Home Automation is Here to Stay
It’s been around for a while and will certainly evolve over the generations. That’s why it’s important to integrate smart technology into new homes being built, or remodels. With that being said, try to stay on top of new technology news. This will help you to stay ahead of the curve. You can also follow some blogs from your favorite audio video experts, like AIC!
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Home Automation Adds Character and Increases Profitability
Motorized shades, automated lighting, framed televisions and hidden TV art lifts can all add personality to your home. Not to mention convenience! It creates good conversation and allows your overnight guests to enjoy a luxurious stay. If your home is available for long term, or short term rent, these simple home technology add ons can be beneficial when determining rent fees. Do you plan on selling your home? If so, home automated is known to increase home value!
Home Automation Saves Energy
To some, it’s a no brainer that smart home technologies save energy, but you’d be surprised at how many people just do not understand. For instance, take the Nest Smart Thermostat. It automatically adapts to your schedule. If you aren’t home, there isn’t any reason to keep the air or heat running as often as when you are home.
Same thing goes for your lights and shades. With Lutron, AIC can program your lights to to fit within your schedule, so that lights turn on automatically when you awake, or arrive home from work. They can also power down when you leave for work, or when you take that much needed vacation from all the money you saved by decreasing your homes energy!
If you forget to turn the lights off, or want to tweak your thermostat, you can just use the easy Elan G! app to tap into your home’s network and manage everything. Same goes for your automated shades.