7 Things That Can Make Your Home "Smart"

December 27, 2021
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There comes a point when a homeowner will want to update their home in some fashion. Reasons can be to add value for a potential sale or just make things nicer to enjoy day to day. Smart technology is a fast advancing way to enhance your home to make it more efficient,
secure and even more eco-friendly. Here is a look at some great ways your home can leverage technology.

Heating and Cooling

It used to be that programming our thermostats was a new and exciting great idea when they became popular years ago. However today smart thermostats not only look cool, but they can be managed with voice control or even adjusted remotely via an app. Some can learn patterns and even heat or cool your home in anticipation of your arrival which all helps in controlling your energy usage and expense.


Like your HVAC system, lighting can be activated by motion, voice or via an app. Energy efficient and automated LED lighting can be excellent for creating your desired ambiance as well as increasing your home’s security.


These days our appliances can also help make our lives easier. Wi-Fi refrigerators can notify you of low ice or if a door was left open. They can also help you keep inventory of what needs replenishment. Some smart ovens and toasters can even be preheated via an app as you are
on your way home.

Voice Control

No worries if you have your hands full or if you are not close to an actual control panel, voice activated elements can add great convenience. Get instant access to news, weather and music with a simple voice command. You can also tether lighting, appliances as well as HVAC control to these systems as well.


Digital security in particular has become very popular in the past few years. These are great especially for those who aren’t home very much during the day or may travel frequently. Camera surveillance via doorbells and hidden cameras help monitor activity in and around your home. Entry doors can also be locked and unlocked remotely via apps as well for added security and convenience.


Smart sprinklers are a great way to easily irrigate while adding efficiency and lowering costs. These can be controlled remotely via Wi-Fi and can also be scheduled and synchronized with weather apps so that you aren’t over watering when there is ample rain.


Perhaps for maybe more convenience and luxury, having televisions, monitors, speakers and the like all linked together and managed via an app or voice command is icing on the cake for the utmost in entertainment ease.