This reason is at the top due to consumers’ familiarity. Imagine having the freedom to control your devices remotely, or setting your home theatre’s lighting from the comfort of your seat.
2. Safety and Security
If your home lighting is automated, you can take measures to prevent theft such as setting a timer for your lights to come on and off to give the illusion of people being at home when you’re away. Safety also plays a role as motion-detection lights can deter theft AND prevent you from tripping over that garden hose.
3. Save money
When you’re away from home, you can remotely control your smart thermostat and smart lighting to turn on or off as needed. Using devices only when needed can save money on your hydro bill and helps the environment too.
What is the smart home installation cost?
That depends. Are you simply adding smart lighting, or wiring your entire home for automation? The former can be a couple hundred dollars. The latter, including cost of labour and all devices, can run from $5,000 to $10,000 and beyond. Don’t forget that although there is some cost savings from potentially reduced energy consumption, you’ll be paying more upfront for the smart devices compared to their non-automated counterparts. If you’re unsure, smart lighting is a good entry level way to test the waters before you dive right into smart home technology.
What kind of smart home installation services do you provide?
Most newly built homes today have the capabilities to integrate smart home technology. However, if you have an existing home that is a couple of decades old or more, you’ll have to contact your local electrician in Richmond Hill to assess your home’s current electrical capacities and whether it’s enough to accommodate your desired home automation needs, or if you need an electrical wiring system upgrade.
Smart homes are the future, and in a decade or two will be ubiquitous in most households. No matter what devices you plan on incorporating now, have a conversation with your licensed electrician to see what can be done in your home to benefit from this technology. Our Richmond Hill electrical contractors will take care of all your smart home installation needs. Call us today to book a no-obligation estimate for our smart home services.