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Smart homes are becoming more popular now that innovative technology has made its way to the mainstream marketplace. High tech devices are more affordable, accessible and easy to use than ever before, and utilizing them in your Atlanta, Georgia home can help take your household to the next level. Smart homes are not only more comfortable and convenient, they can also help your family save a lot of money long term. At Mr. Electric of Atlanta, we provide commercial and residential electrical services in Atlanta, Milton, Roswell, Norcross, Suwanee, Lawrenceville, Johns Creek, Cumming, Buckhead, Brookhaven, Stone Mountain, Woodstock, Tucker, Canton and other surrounding metro area neighborhoods. We understand that it can be overwhelming making choices about technology integrations. There are so many options, it isn’t easy to know which will best fit your unique needs and budget. Here are a few suggestions you can use when making decisions about your Atlanta smart home.
Smart thermostats can be set to specific temperatures, set on a schedule or only be in use when the home is occupied. Home owners can expect to save almost $200 per year when maximizing the features of these exciting new devices.
A home energy monitoring system can help you keep an eye on the overall amount of energy usage in your home, and can pinpoint problematic appliances. When you become aware of which power hungry devices are raising the cost of your monthly utilities, you can make more informed choices about which items should be updated, repaired or replaced. This can save you money on your bills, and also keep you from wasting cash on unnecessary installations and repairs.
Wi-Fi outlets and other remote power management systems can help you stay in control of the appliances and devices you use the most. Everything from your oven to your refrigerator can be controlled and monitored via your phone app. You can stop at the grocery store after a hard day at the office, access your smart refrigerator and find out which ingredients you already have on hand, and preheat the oven on your way home.
Replacing your conventional incandescent or CFL bulbs with remote operating LED lights can help you save up to 80 percent more energy. They can be set to a motion detector, to ensure they are only in use when a room is occupied and dimmed to set the perfect mood without wasting any extra electricity.
Having a well-integrated smart home can also save money by reducing your homeowner’s insurance. Installing devices like smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors can help provide steep discounts depending on the insurance company you work with. Ask your provider which incentives they may offer. In addition, many utility companies will also provide incentives or rebates for installing smart thermostats and other ecofriendly technologies in your house. Make sure to call your local electric company before hand to find out if a specific model is necessary to qualify.
Is it time for you to update your electrical system to accommodate new, life altering technologies? Then call the experts at Mr. Electric of Atlanta, Georgia right away. Our team of licensed and insured electricians will work hard to make sure that your Atlanta home is ready for the future. Contact our office today for more information or to schedule your next appointment.