Home automation is getting more affordable by the day. The current base costs can begin around $2000, and from there, you can spend as much as you want to complete your automation needs. As is apparent, it isn’t as expensive as you may have thought. As more houses adopt automation, it’ll drive down the prices even further.
What is home automation?
Home automation lets you control your home from a mobile device regardless of where you are in the world. Home automation involves homes being equipped with automated lights, appliances, electrical outlets, and even heating and cooling systems that are connected to a remotely controllable network. If you take a look at home security, automation includes the alarm system as well as the doors, locks, windows, smoke detectors, surveillance cameras and so on.
Until recently, automation was only popular in larger commercial buildings as well as more upmarket homes. However, the technology has trickled its way to middle-class homes and is getting better and more widespread as time goes by.
The first and most obvious benefit of home automation is being able to control almost all things which run on electricity from a mobile device from any place in the world.
This makes things like forgetting to turn the gas and heating off a relic of the past. All it takes is a notification on your phone and it’s at your fingertips to turn off those appliances.
Modern smart homes are 30 percent less expensive to run than conventional homes, with some insurance companies offering discounts to smart home owners. They are also much more convenient than conventional homes.
If you haven’t thought of automating your home, now’s the time to give it some serious thought. The technology is maturing, and there has never been a better time to transform your home into a smart home. Alair Homes is here to help. We can help you to implement smart home choices into your home renovation or custom built home at an affordable price for your budget. Contact us to schedule a consultation and discuss your options.