Smart home gadgets let you do things such as turn your lights on using your smartphone, stream music to a speaker using Alexa, lock your doors remotely, clean your house, and much more. But smart home gadgets are about more than just convenience. These devices can also help you save on heating and energy costs, let you know if someone’s trying to break-in, or if there’s some other emergency.
The experts at East-West Electric recommend installing the following smart home devices in your home.
The Smart Thermostat
Smart thermostats are thermostats that can be used with home automation and are responsible for controlling a home’s heating and/or air conditioning. They perform similar functions as a regular thermostat, they allow the user to control the temperature of their home throughout the day using a schedule but also contain additional features, such as sensors and WiFi connectivity, that improve upon the issues with programmable thermostats.
This is not just a home temperature control device, it can help you save more than 20% of the costs of cooling or heating your home. When linked to your smartphone, tablet and other smart devices, you can easily control the thermostat. You can contact East-West Electric if you need a smart thermostat installed and configured.
The Smart Plugs
A smart plug is like a power-point adapter – it fits between your power socket and the appliance you wish to plug in. At its most basic level, it simply turns things on and off. But, when connected to a smart home platform, it becomes a very nifty device.
This device can transform any light or appliance into a smart one. They look like adapters that can connect to existing plugs, and can be connected to the home’s Wi-Fi Internet. When connected to an app on your smartphone, you can automate your home lighting by turning on the devices connected, on and off. The app will show you the connected devices that are on and off, but it is important to find the one that works smoothly for you by contacting East-West Electric.
The Smart Lock
Smart locks are one of the smart home’s star performers when it comes to combining style and automation. Locks designed to work with voice assistants, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth come in all shapes and sizes. No matter your doorstep dilemma, there’s likely a smart lock out there for you.
The smart lock can safely replace the deadbolt, and you can use it with or without your keys. It takes about 30 minutes to set up the smart lock and some extra few minutes to install its app on your phone. With a simple text message, you can give anyone access to your home, remotely and without the need for a key.
The Smart Speaker
The smart speaker is one of the entry-level smart devices out there and it can work to control some other devices in your home. Many smart speakers can work with voice commands, especially to play music and give you current news and weather reports. You can also use a smart speaker to control your TV, kitchen recipes and even set a timer for different activities.
The features of smart speakers vary considerably, hence it is important to contact an expert in smart devices to make the right choices.
The Smart Home Energy Monitor
The smart home energy monitor is one of the most efficient ways of monitoring your energy usage. The functioning of this smart device will depend on your smart plug setup and smart device. The smart home energy monitor will indicate the appliances draining more energy unnecessarily, installing this monitor will require that it is connected to the home circuit breaker and you will need a professional electrician to handle this. This device can help you save lots of cash in energy bills on a monthly basis.
Now that you are aware of the numerous benefits of the best smart home devices, you may want to give us a call at East-West Electric to help you make the right choice and for a professional installation.
Professional Smart Home Device Installation in Clearwater, FL
Do you need a smart thermostat, plugs, lock, speaker, lighting, smart home energy monitor installation in? Call the experts at East-West Electric at (727) 771-9403 for any type of smart home device installation. Check out this article if you’re interested in the further benefits of Home Automation.