Smart home technology is revolutionizing our lives, and adding new gadgets into your home can be a lot of fun. But one of the best parts about smart home technology is many of these new devices actually save you money. Most smart technology helps to keep your home and appliances operating efficiently, and by using them, you can drastically decrease your utility bills.
Our real estate agents are always reading up on the latest devices, so we've become experts on how you can integrate the best smart tech into your home. Here is a quick list of some of our favorite smart home tech:
So many of our favorite Brooklyn homes for sale use smart thermostats to manage heating and cooling costs. Smart thermostats can really help boost energy efficiency in your home — they often let you control your home's temperature from your phone, so you can easily decrease your temperature while you're out or increase it shortly before you arrive back home. Best of all, smart home thermostats have programmable schedules, so you can optimize your heating and cooling based on time of day. Some energy companies may even offer rebates for installing smart thermostats.
- Light Bulbs
Want to turn on the light without getting out of your seat? Smart light bulbs are voice-activated and can easily be integrated into your lamps and lighting fixtures. In fact, most of them will integrate with your smart home assistant. When it's so easy to control your lights, you'll be less likely to waste energy by leaving them on.
Even when major appliances are turned off, they can still use a significant amount of electricity when they're plugged in. Smart plugs allow you to control your energy use at home regardless of your location. With smart plugs, you can even set your lamps and lights on a schedule to avoid wasting energy.
Smart refrigerators have become increasingly popular over the last few years, and they can help you save money in numerous ways. First, smart refrigerators tend to be significantly more energy-efficient. They can also notify you anytime your refrigerator door is accidentally left open. You can even get a view of what's inside directly from your phone, which can prevent you from buying excess items while at the grocery store.
- Leak Sensors
Smart leak sensors are one of our favorite smart home devices. These sensors make it easy to catch potential leaks when placed underneath your sinks, toilets, or washing machine pipes. When a leak is dedicated, they'll send you a quick notification to your phone. There are also some pricer sensors that can actually connect to your water main and can alert you to a pipe break, or even a leaky faucet.
Smart doorbells are one of the best smart home security products on the market. They allow you to see who is at your door from your phone, and most will allow you to speak through the device. Not only do they help improve home security, but they also help to decrease the risk of having packages swiped from your front porch.
Taking advantage of smart technology can make your life a lot easier, and many of these devices will even pay for themselves. For more tips on how to make the most of your home, contact us today.