One of the coolest things about today’s technology is that it can save you money while making your home more energy efficient and easier to manage. There are hundreds of new tech gadgets you can add to your home to improve the aesthetic and increase it’s value while actually lowering your costs. If you’re looking for a great way to spruce up your real estate, any of these smart home tech ideas is sure to be hit.
Smart Thermostats | Installing a smart thermostat, such as Nest, will cut your utility bills by as much as 25 percent. This thermostat can be programmed to run heat and air conditioning only when there are people home. It can also learn your temperature habits, keeping your home at the right temperature without wasting energy.
Sprinkler System Controlled By An App On Your Phone | Using tech like Rachio, you can control your sprinkler system with an app. It’s a smart system that gives your lawn the exact amount of water it needs based on local weather updates. This means if it’s raining, the sprinklers won’t turn on. This can save you nearly 50 percent on your water bills.
Energy Saving Night Lights | A little lighting to help you as you find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night is always nice. But what isn’t nice is are bulky night lights that protrude from the wall and use up your outlet space. Also, leaving your lights on all night can significantly raise your energy bills. Creative tools like those made by Snap Power are energy and space efficient, reducing your energy costs while keeping your interior appropriately lit at night.
Charging Stations | Before picking up a new charger, do your research. There are chargers that can make your energy usage far more efficient. The Anker Power Port 6 or the Juicy Power 7-Port Charging stations are affordable devices that offer multiple charging spots for reduced utility costs.
Smart Power Strips | Most people don’t realize that electronics that are plugged in, but not in use, still use electricity. You can solve this problem known as standby power loss by using a smart power strip. Over the next five years, this affordable gadget can save you as much as $150 in energy costs and lesson your carbon footprint by reducing standby power loss.
Home Security | Though home security in and of itself can be quite costly, you can reduce that cost with smart home security solutions. Many security providers will allow you to self-monitor your home for break-ins and the like, cutting out the cost of the security company. Now that your home is secure, you can feel safe in knowing your valuable home will be safe from burglary.
Affordably sprucing up your home is always a good idea, particularly when you live in the beautiful region of Park City, UT. If you’re looking for a home that already has this smart tech installed, Jensen and Company can help. Contact Brad Jensen for more information today by calling (435)901-8333.