Home Automation For Your Boise Home
Home automation is becoming more popular with each passing day. You may wonder if home automation is right for you. In many cases, homeowners can benefit in one way or another by automating some of the functions within their homes. Here are a few reasons to consider bringing additional technology into your home!
Many homeowners can save significantly in heating and cooling their home using automated thermostats or by dimming lights or turning them off completely when rooms are unoccupied. The US Department of Energy said that occupancy light sensors or “lighting control” can save as much as 30% on light related electrical usage. Another major benefit of lighting control technology is the reduction of wall clutter by paring down the number of wall-mounted switches. Another great feature is the ability to program scenes for various parts of the home depending on the time of day. Again, dimming the lights not only adds to the home’s aesthetics, but helps save money each month. Total energy savings for Wi-Fi enabled thermostats are said to run anywhere from 10-25%, but that number will fluctuate from home to home depending on how the new system is utilized. If you’re still looking for additional savings, consider motorized window shades! This feature saves energy by cutting down on direct sunlight in the home and reduces the damage it causes when hitting your furniture and flooring for years at a time.
Lying in bed during a chilly winter morning gets better when your thermostat knows you’ll be getting up soon and that it’s time to turn up the heat. Not only does an automated thermostat save on heating and cooling, you get the added benefit of ensuring your home is always comfortable. Simply program your thermostat to match your daily schedule and let it do the rest. For instance, the Crestron infiNET EX® Thermostat “delivers enhanced functionality as part of a complete Crestron® automation system. Integrating HVAC with a Crestron system can help lower energy bills and increase user friendliness.” This means you have total control of your home at your fingertips.
If you have ever been out later in the evening than you expected, you’ve probably wished you could turn on lights in certain areas of your home to give the impression that someone’s home. With home automation, you can turn on lights where necessary, when necessary. One of the more popular features are the digital doorbells that allow users to see visitors from anywhere in the world through their smartphone. A 2017 article said calls them “smart doorbells” and are “an internet-capable doorbell. Most smart doorbells are easy and quick to install, and come with built-in cameras, speakers, and microphones.” Ease of use and world-wide access make these items extremely popular.
If you live in the Boise, Meridian, or Nampa area and are interested in home automation, give Audio Video Systems a call today. We’ll be happy to go over all of the available options and help you pick out the right system for your home.