Smart Home Upgrades in Vancouver, BC
Is your home on the right side of change?
More and more homeowners are opting for smart home upgrades, that not only add convenience but also add value. You can obviously go overboard with the changes, or you can start small. Here are some ideas:
- Climate Control
Today’s programmable thermostat allows you to set the temperature of your home to different settings for different times of the day. It recognizes the temperatures you like- perhaps you like the heat down when you are cooking, or sleeping, or are away from the house, and automatically changes the temperature for you. In the long run, these thermostats help you save energy and ultimately help you save money.
- Smart Locks
Smart locks are another great idea. They allow you a keyless entry, send you alerts, and show you who’s entering and leaving your home. You can conveniently email limited-access digital “keys” to trusted service workers or guests from wherever you are. Gone are the days when you got goosebumps from not knowing for sure, whether you locked the door or not. With your phone, you can remotely lock and unlock the house, even when you are away.
If you still don’t have Wifi in your home, don’t fret. Your internet provider can guide you through the steps in making sure every spot in your home is covered. For an extra boost, purchase a wifi system that uses multiple access points. This ensures your home has fast, reliable coverage, all on a single network.
- Smart Energy Monitors
These monitors can give you real-time information about your household’s electricity use. The monitor will show you your usage in kilowatts and in dollars. Installing an energy monitor can help you take action and reduce your usage, because it shows you, in real time, the associated costs of using electricity.
- Security Cameras
One of the awesome benefits of a smart home is the ability to know what’s happening at home even when you are away. The peace of mind that it provides is huge, especially when you know you can receive alerts to potential danger, if and when it exists.
- Water Mitigation Systems
You can now set up a system that protects your home from water damage. You get alerts when there is a leak. The system will then shut off the main water supply automatically to prevent any further (expensive) damage. On top of that, you can monitor water temperature, and turn your water on and off using an app on your phone.
- Smart Appliances
Smart appliances make life so much more convenient. They offer user-friendly technology that allow you to get dinner on the table faster, clean your clothes in a hurry, or rest easy knowing that these appliances are designed to stop running or shut off water if a problem is detected.
Are you thinking of building your new home and setting it up with smart technology? Call us today at 604-264-7366 for a free consultation.
Written and designed by:
Meg McCaslin, Admin & Communication