DOES A SMART HOME SAVE MONEY?
It’s no secret that a smart home does require an up-front investment. It is quite the sophisticated piece of technology, after all! Despite the fact that smart homes are simple and intuitive to control, the complex networking that’s required to make them as such means that they require specialized help to install.
But should price, both initial and long-term, even be a deterrent to investing in home automation in the first place? As a home automation installer ourselves, we don’t think so. Home automation, when installed properly and matched to the client’s individual needs, can actually save that client money in the long run.
HOW TO SAVE THE MOST WITH HOME AUTOMATION TECH
Though everyone can benefit from certain smart home technologies, some clients will benefit from some technologies more than others, depending on their individual lifestyles. For example, an on-the-go owner of a smart home who travels frequently might make more use of a smart thermostat (and thus save more money) than a retired client who is home all the time—or not!
It all depends on how the technology fits into that individual client’s daily routines. This is why, if you’re looking into a smart home for its economical benefits, it’s imperative that you seek out a smart home installer that is customer-focused and ready to listen to you, collaborate, and take your lifestyle into account.
Though we recommend a personalized consultation with Revience in order to determine the right smart home technology for you, the below list can serve as a basis for your inspiration, sparking ideas about what tech to consider.
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Minnesota is well-known for its rapidly changing weather and temperatures. Equipping your home with a smart thermostat is an ingenious way to make your home’s interior temperatures just as mobile as our climate.
By enabling you to adjust your home’s temperature remotely via your phone, you can take advantage of moderate days and cut your home’s energy consumption, thus saving you money. If you realize the weather is nice while you’re away from home, simply pick up your phone and adjust your home’s temperature from there!
Given that, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, in 2015 over half (on average) of a U.S. household’s home energy use was put towards heating and cooling, this is one investment that can help you save big.
SMART LIGHTING CONTROL
We’ve all been there. You’re twenty minutes away from home, driving to your next destination, when you suddenly realize that, in your rush to leave, you left all your lights on! Over time, such mistakes can massively hike up your energy bill. Smart lighting control renders itself an effective solution to this. Simply turn off all your lights with the push of a single button, and you’re ready to go!
HOME VOICE CONTROL
If you’re particularly busy and have a lot on your mind, it can be difficult to find the mental space to remember to go around and adjust all of your applicable utilities. Home voice control is an innovative solution to this problem. Just use your voice as you walk through the house, turning on and off your audio and lights as you see fit. Having electronics running while you aren’t actively using them is not only a money-drainer, but it also isn’t good for the environment, either.
WHAT ABOUT THE INITIAL PRICE?
Price can be a major deterrent when it comes to installing everything from multi-room audio to smart home controllers. However, with Revience on your side, you never need to worry about blowing your budget. Our attentive and experienced team is ready and willing to work with you, regardless of your price point, and our mission as a home automation company is to provide individualized solutions, not to pinch every penny out of you.
No matter what sort of home automation you find yourself in need of, we’re here to help and inform you of your options. Working with a home automation installer like us, we believe, should never have to break the bank.
HOW TO SAVE MONEY WITH HOME AUTOMATION INSTALLATION
If you’re looking to save some cash with the use of these systems, you’re also probably looking for affordable home installation services, too. At Revience, we offer three different methods when it comes to installation: DIY, choose-your-own-gear, or working entirely with our team. Up-front costs are often some of the largest you’ll face with your home automation system; that’s why we recommend hands down working with us.
ENSURE INTERCONNECTIVITY WITH REVIENCE
A lack of interconnectivity is a common issue faced with new and old smart home solutions alike—and it can create some major headaches!
As we discussed in our home automation company blog on the topic, interconnectivity is the ability of your smart home devices to “talk” amongst themselves and manage each one through accessing another. Anything from age to inherent incompatibility can cut your devices off from each other, sometimes requiring additional expense in the form of repairs. Revience strives to save you the cash and the trouble by picking devices that synergize right out of the gate.
WORK WITH A PRO THAT STRIVES TO UNDERSTAND YOUR NEEDS
Not all smart home installers prioritize the people part of their job, but we do—and this can majorly help you save. Because we take the time to sit down with you and thoroughly discuss what you want out of your future home automation tech, we’re able to construct the perfect symphony of home automation devices for your personalized needs. No more and no less—nothing superfluous, but nothing lacking.
Not only does this approach ensure your satisfaction but it saves you money initially and in the long run. You won’t need to go through the hassle of paying for more smart home system installation services down the line unless your needs change.
CONTACT REVIENCE FOR COMPREHENSIVE HOME AUTOMATION INSTALLATION
What’s the hold-up? Your personalized, money-saving home automation system is waiting for you! Give us a call now at 763-497-4989.