5 Reasons for you to invest in a home automation system this year
You’ve heard of it from friends, you’ve seen it in movies and increasingly you’ve found yourself thinking about home automation systems, yet you’re still hanging on the edge of a decision. Home automation is increasingly becoming more accessible to everyone, so here are five reasons why you should make the switch this year.
It makes life easier
Home automation systems can bring unparalleled convenience. You no longer need to go to the other room to turn on the heating, or head downstairs if you’ve forgotten to turn off the lights. With a home automation system, this can either be done automatically or through a simple and portable control system.
It means you’re doing your part to help the environment
Everyone makes mistakes. Sometimes they’re as small as leaving the lights turned on all night, or the heating powering throughout the day when no one’s home. These small mistakes have a big impact on the environment. The UK alone, wastes £170 million [http://www.environment.admin.cam.ac.uk/resource-bank/facts-figures ] a year by leaving the lights on. This is an incredible amount of energy being produced by environment damaging power plants and then being wasted for no reason.
Investing in home automation means you’re doing your part in cutting down on this energy waste in UK and helping to support the environment and protect the planet. It’s as simple as setting up a few pre-sets and environmental controls and you’re living in an environmentally friendly home.
It keeps those energy bills down
Keeping your energy use down doesn’t just help the environment, it also helps cut down on your energy bill. Having a home automation system means making things just a little extra Cost Effective. According to UK Power [https://www.ukpower.co.uk/home_energy/average-energy-bill#medium-details], the average medium sized home in the UK will spend £1,068 per year on energy. Having a home automation system can help reduce that by timing your devices to turn on only when they’re needed, or based on environmental variables.
If you tend to make use of heating and air conditioning, then home automation is almost guaranteed to help reduce the price you’re paying to keep yourself at the temperature you want.
It means Remotely controlling your home
Being able to control your home remotely can have many perks. As winter starts to set in, the home tends to get cold during the day. With no one there, there just isn’t any need to keep the heating switched on. Imagine being able to turn the heating on after you leave work and before you start on your way home. No longer will you have to wait for the furnace to heat up once you get home. Now, it’ll be ready by the time you open the door.
Then there’s the possibility of you getting locked outside, or maybe your child forgot something and lost their keys. With a home automation system, you can let yourself, or your child, back in through a convenient online control system.
It helps you to turn your house into a home
A home is designed to keep you warm, comfortable and safe. For some, feeling safe & secure is one of the most important factors when choosing where to live. If that sounds like you, then home automation might be the way to go. Providing 24-hour protection, personalised alerts straight to your pocket and integration with your already existing home security system, protecting your home couldn’t be easier.
So, if you’re looking to invest in something which is going to help your home, your family and the environment, it couldn’t be easier. Make your house a home ready for 2017.