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Have You Discovered The Benefits of Home Automation?

animated-diagram-of-smart-home-componentsAre you utilizing a smart thermostat to control your HVAC systems? How “plugged-in” is your home entertainment system? How about your lighting or security systems?

We’re alluding to the benefits of an increasingly popular service here–home automation installation. if your home isn’t yet a “smart home” allow us to be the first to fill you in on the numerous advantages of making it one. While we might not yet see something like The Jetsons cartoon or a Disney movie, technology has taken significant strides in the last couple of decades to get us there.

Read on as we uncover the benefits of home automation and how you can make your home smarter.

Better Energy Efficiency

Are you still using a basic digital thermostat without the programming abilities to control your cooling and heating systems? Or even worse, are you using an old outdated manual slider thermostat? These can actually be really inefficient since they’re not accurate and you can’t program your HVAC systems to only run at certain times of the day.

But by adding a WiFi or Smart thermostat, you can change this! WiFi and Smart thermostats enable you to use your smartphone to program your air conditioner and heater, and the smart thermostats even learn from your heating and cooling preferences to adjust themselves accordingly.

Improved Security

Home security systems are put in place to alert you to danger when you least suspect it. Older burglar alarms of the ’80s and ’90s would warn you when an intruder was already in the home and ideally scare them away. Homes of today need much more security than this!

Automated security systems include motion detecting lighting and security cameras, as well as smart doorbells that alert you when someone is on your doorstep–even if they don’t come right up to your home, these systems can sense movement.

Outdoor lighting that’s programmed to come on when movement is sensed is essential to home security. Research has shown that well-lit homes are drastically less likely to be burglarized or vandalized. After all, no intruder wants to draw attention to themselves!

Comprehensive Entertainment Options

Home automation helps you stay comfortable in your home and keeps you more secure, sure, but what about the fun side of it? Gone are the days of households with a single TV in the living room with a basic sound system. Nowadays, homeowners are enjoying full entertainment systems with surround sound and automatic controls, at a relatively affordable cost.

Be sure to ask our team about your home automation and home theater options. And when you are ready to have a home automation system installed, reach out to our team of professionals. Anything that involves electrical work should only ever be managed by a trained and experienced professional!

At Dalton Plumbing, Heating, Cooling, Electric and Fireplaces, Inc., your comfort is our promise! To set up an appointment with our Cedar Falls, IA electricians, give us a call at the number above, email or schedule an appointment online.

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