June 1, 2016
A Smart Home is, “one that provides its home owners comfort, security, energy efficiency and convenience at all times, regardless of whether anyone is home”.
An emerging important feature of a smart home is conservation of the earth’s limited resources. More and more people are becoming aware of the ability to make their homes truly smart and green. A 2015 survey by Better Homes and Gardens found that 64% of the millennials they surveyed were interested in having smart technology in their homes. Furthermore, a recent study of buyers’ trends by National Association of Realtors (NAR), shows that this generation represents the largest share of potential home buyers.
5 things to consider in Smart Home updates or renovations:
Control and automate just about every device and appliance within your home whether you are at home or far away. Many Smart home products also save energy – now that is a nice convenience!
Home automation works efficiently for you, saving money on your utilities and providing overall convenience. LED bulbs alone can result in an 87% energy reduction alone. BC Hydro currently has rebate offers on qualifying LED bulbs (https://www.powersmart.ca/deals).
Always on guard and at the ready, home automation provides security, safeguarding your home. From a security camera’s peering eye to a water sensor that will alert you of a possible costly leak. An automated home keeps your property under surveillance and will alert you of potential concerns at a moment’s notice…which gives you peace of mind.
Home automation gets you involved. Set your personal preferences and actions, then sit back and enjoy using the latest in home automation technology. Though such technology is quite complex, it remains completely flexible and user friendly making for a fun experience.
Although return on investment ranges for each of these upgrades, there is no doubt that each and every one of these features is a bonus that is sure to appeal to home buyers whenever you choose to sell your home.