Ever found yourself pulling into the office only to start worrying that you left the iron or the coffee pot on? Do you get the nagging suspicion your kids are watching T.V. when they are supposed to be doing homework? Smart Homes are making these nagging little concerns - and bigger ones like keeping the power bill low - a thing of the past.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionizing how we enjoy our living spaces and setting a new standard of living that can be enjoyed on almost any budget. New homes are being outfitted from the ground up with the latest Smart Home technology and older homes are being retrofitted with devices that enhance security, increase energy efficiency, and improve quality of living. Home functions like lighting, heating, air conditioning, appliances, televisions, audio speakers, and camera systems can be automated, controlled by voice, or communicated with from any internet connected device wherever you are.
Who are the People Buying Smart Homes?
Homeowners who already enjoy smart home technology absolutely love it! Over 90 percent surveyed say they highly recommend and are likely to buy more smart enabled devices. Because home automation creates such a positive experience, this will certainly be on people’s minds when they are searching for their dream home.
The Millennials are the generation to keep an eye on. There are smart products in nearly 50 percent of Millennial households and the trend is on the rise. While Millennials may have the largest share when it comes to early adopters, they are not the only generation enjoying smart home features. Thanks to Amazon Echo and Google Home, voice controlled AI assistants have become a huge hit with aging Baby Boomers who enjoy the greater control over their environment, more safety, and improvement to their quality of living that is not impaired by aging or disability.
More Reasons to Invest in a Smart Home
For many, green living and sustainability is top of mind. From appliances to lights to climate systems, Smart Homes make it easy to turn off the things you aren’t using and adjust your home to be more efficient while you are away.
A home’s cooling and heating systems account for about half of your overall energy use. Smart Home owners are happy to report that some smart climate systems are so efficient they pay for themselves in under two years.
Lights also use a lot of energy. Smart lights can be configured to turn on and off with ease based on your routines and automatically adjust brightness to help save energy.
Entertaining friends and family is an important part of many people’s lives. Speakers connected all through the home combined with an AI-based assistant to play music, update sports scores and offer news make entertaining easy and stress-free.
Nothing is more important than feeling safe in your home and knowing your things, pets, and family members are safe when you are away. Smart lights, cameras and doorbells connected to your security system can provide peace of mind. You don't even have to unlock the door to see who is there and answer it.
Many daily tasks are tedious and take away from the time you enjoy with friends and family. The newest Smart Home devices give you back your time. For example, there is a refrigerator that automatically orders milk when it senses that you are low and a washing machine that automatically starts a wash cycle.
Are you Sold on Smart Homes?
If you are looking for the enhanced security, increased energy efficiency, and improved quality of living that Smart Homes offer, Team Sterling can help you find your new smart home or condo in Atlanta.
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