Add Value to Your Home by Investing in Home Automation Technology
Tax season has arrived, and once the numbers are crunched many homeowners will be lucky enough to receive a generous refund. Instead of spending your newfound money on a temporary pleasure, why not invest in your home by installing smart home technology.
Adding home automation and security technology to your home is an affordable way to add value to your home, while reducing energy costs and enhancing the comfort and convenience of your space at the same time. According to the National Association of Home Builders and the Consumer Electronics Association, a home automation system can increase the value of a home by three to five percent when it comes to resell. Smart technology is more popular than ever with homebuyers, due in part to its increasing accessibility and affordability.
Increased Energy Efficiency
Today’s potential buyers and homeowners have an increased interest in living a greener lifestyle in hopes of improving the environment, and reducing energy consumption and bills at the same time. Adding a lighting control system to your property can reduce energy costs by up to 40 percent. The system automatically turns lights on and off based on the time day and occupancy. Automated window coverings and a programmable thermostat will reduce costs even further by controlling the temperature in both the winter and summer seasons. Over time, the energy savings homeowners reap often completely offsets the cost of purchasing a home automation system in the first place.
Safety & Security
Security sits at the top of the priority list for many home buyers. Smart home technology provides state-of-the-art security solutions for homeowners, enabling remote monitoring of indoor and outdoor areas of the property, in addition to security alerts and reminders. For example, you can set up an alert that notifies you when your children arrive home from school every day, or if you forgot to the lock the front door or close the garage. You can even use a smart security system to check in on your pets or see who’s at the front door. A recent survey revealed that 90 percent of respondents put home and family security as the top reason they would purchase a smart-enabled home.
If you’re not ready to invest in a full home automation system at one time, there’s no need for concern. Adding just a few individual smart features is an affordable way to begin to build a valuable system of connected devices. Smart thermostats and lighting, automated shades, security systems and whole home audio are some of the easiest and most affordable home automation solutions to install, and deliver immediate and long-term gains. A smart home system can be installed all at once or individual components can be added over time, allowing future home buyers to continue to build upon existing systems as they desire.
Smart home technology is a solid investment, offering both immediate and long-term benefits for homeowners and buyers. Hi-Tech Home can help Central Valley residents invest in smart solutions that fit their budget and objectives.