Bring Your Home into the 21st Century: A Beginner’s Guide to Smart Homes

Breakthroughs in wireless technology combined with humanity’s drive for more convenience has led to a revolution in home automation. In just the past few years, major advancements in smart devices have allowed homeowners to customize their living environment more than ever. RR Electrical Heating & Air is a leading provider of home services.

Our technicians offer a wide range of services, from to and repair. We are proud to provide communities with high-quality customer service and expertise. Here we will briefly discuss some steps you can take to bring your home into the 21st century:

Starting Smart

If you intend to turn your house into a smart home, the first thing you will need to do is set up a “base of operations” that will serve as a central hub for controlling your home. Many consumers opt for selecting a smart speaker as their command center. With the addition of a virtual assistant, smart speakers allow a homeowner to access smart devices without the need for a screen interface.

It is also important to note that most smart devices can also be controlled remotely through apps that can be downloaded on your smartphone, tablet, or iPad. This is extremely useful when you want to alter specific settings for home automation.

Brighten Up Your Home

Perhaps the easiest way to start turning your house into a smart home is with the addition of smart light bulbs. Intelligent lighting has many benefits that include energy savings, convenience, and added security.

To get started, you will only need to purchase the light bulbs and a communication hub. Most manufacturers make their bulbs compatible with apps and virtual assistants. This allows you to control your home’s lighting through several points of access. Homeowners can also manage lighting while away from home through the use of the applications mentioned above.

Smart Security for Peace of Mind

Smart security may take a little more effort to set-up properly, but it provides your family and home with an efficient and effective safety system. From the addition of an intelligent doorbell/camera such as Ring to more complex configurations encompassing whole home monitoring, a smart security system allows your family to live with maximum protection.

Almost all smart security systems come equipped with the ability to monitor your house while not at home. Whether at work or on a distant vacation, you’ll be able to monitor activities at your house via cameras and sensor systems. Homeowners can also set-up applications to give warnings about potential intruders or other dangers. Smart home security systems offer unparalleled protection for you and your loved ones.

Don’t Touch the Thermostat

The days of adjusting your thermostat manually have come to an end. A smart thermostat is a great way to upgrade your home and save money as well. Intelligent temperature control systems give you the ability to program your thermostat settings throughout the day. You can program your home’s HVAC system to work only when the house is occupied or when temperatures meet a certain threshold. Energy costs for consumers who have installed smart thermostats are significantly lower than those who use traditional temperature control systems.

There are devices to suit the needs of every homeowner when it comes to upgrading their house. With just a little bit of research and effort, anyone can bring their home into the 21st century with smart devices.

For a quarter of a century, RR Electrical Heating & Air has provided superior customer service and quality workmanship to Simi Valley, CA, and the surrounding areas. Our expert technicians have been trained in the latest advances in HVAC and home services. From complete installations to routine maintenance, RR Electrical Heating & Air provides our customers with exceptional service at an affordable price. For more information, contact us today!