The popularity of smart home devices has been growing day by day. In fact, smart home consumer spending has experienced a boost from $86 billion to $134 billion in the past two years alone. This is no surprise, as not only does home automation make your life easier, but it can also make a space feel like a home.
We already know that, nowadays, you can manage your security camera, lights, TV, and more just with a click on a remote controller or a touch on your smartphone. However, there haven’t been enough discussions on how smart home technology can make a space feel homier.
This article will help you uncover some unexpected benefits of smart home devices. You may not have associated technology with coziness, but after reading this article, chances are you will view home automation in a brand-new light.
Home Automation and Comfort
From skyrocketing your home security system to turning on outdoor lights when the garage door opens after dark, smart devices can, indeed, make your day-to-day life more comfortable.
So, it’s no wonder that around 57.4 million households in the United States are utilizing smart home technology in 2022. Some use them for entertainment, others for chores, but one thing is sure, smart home tech has become a cornerstone of multiple households.
Let’s dive deeper into what smart home technology means and how it can make a space feel like home.
While there’s no doubt that candles can create a cozy and calm atmosphere, did you know that you can achieve the same result with smart lights?
Not only are smart light bulbs practical, but they also offer multiple dimness and mode settings. So, you can dim a light bulb as much as you want in order to create your preferred atmosphere.
Aren’t you tired of checking if you turned the lights off before you go to sleep? Well, with smart lighting, you can turn off all the lights automatically.
With a smart thermostat, you’ll never have to worry about being too cold or hot again. From sensing when you are not around and adjusting the temperature accordingly to controlling them remotely, your home will always be at the ideal temperature with a smart thermostat.
Besides, the remote control will be extra helpful on those cold days when you want to return to a warm home.
- Smart Plugs
What better way to enhance comfort in your day-to-day life than by automating the wired devices in your home with a smart plug?
By using a smart plug, you can set your coffee maker to start brewing even before you wake up or schedule your space heater to turn on before you get home. Overall, by using smart plugs, you can not only save money and time but also make your daily routine easier.
- Smart Blinds
Since smart or automated blinds can be pre-programmed to open, you will finally experience uninterrupted rest during the weekend as the sunlight won’t get in. Besides, investing in automated blinds means saying goodbye to constantly adjusting your curtains as you can open and close them with the touch of a button.
Besides, since you can program them to open and close on schedule, you can save energy by using this smart device. In fact, when integrated with a smart thermostat, these are even more energy efficient as, based on the stored data, the thermostat can close or open the blinds to regulate the temperature instead of utilizing HVAC.
- Smart Speakers
The smart speaker is not only convenient but can also help you unwind and feel more relaxed. For example, your smart speaker can also be your alarm clock and can wake you up with upbeat music. Just instruct your device to wake you up at a certain time with your desired song!
If your children need an extra push to get out of bed in the morning, you can also upgrade their morning routine with alarms that are voiced by their favorite animated characters.
- Smart Security Cameras
How are you supposed to wind down if you are worried about your home’s safety? Thanks to smart cameras, you can record footage, stream live videos straight to your smartphone, and even receive alerts when you are not home.
Knowing that your smart home is being monitored day and night will for sure help you rest better.
- Smart TVs
From streaming movies to playing games, or scrolling through social media, this smart device combines the features of a computer, a television, and a digital media player. Think about it, what’s better than enjoying a movie night from the comfort of your living room?
In fact, some smart TVs even have a dedicated dashboard from which the other devices in your smart home, thereby making your life easier.
Turn Your House Into A Home with Home Automation
Smart homes may be associated with efficiency, but they have so many more benefits – and comfort is one of them.
From creating a cozy atmosphere with smart bulbs to sleeping in thanks to pre-programmed automated blinds, smart home devices can make a space feel like home by making your house more comfortable and cozy. Ask us for more details on how you can turn a house into a home in a free, no-obligation in-home consultation.