Smart Homes: How They Work and Why They’re the Future

Smart technology has become a mainstay in our daily lives. We have smartphones, smart appliances, smart cars, and even smart homes. Smart homes primarily feature appliances, electronics, or other home products enabled with technology that automate tasks. You will also be able to control and monitor these systems using WiFi-enabled devices such as a smartphone or a tablet. Many of these technologies can help to simplify life in your Gainesville, Florida, home.

Security and Safety

Smart home technology that revolves around security includes remote video surveillance using equipment that streams to your Internet-enabled device. These systems give you the instant ability to monitor your home even when you are away. There are also smart alarm systems and smart doors that lock and unlock in response to your commands.

Convenience and Comfort

Smart homes are all about convenience and comfort. Many smart TVs, for example, have voice control. You can give them verbal commands instead of having to make manual changes or use your remote. Smart thermostats allow you to adjust the temperature according to your schedule. Some smart thermostats even learn your preferences and adjust automatically to them. These innovations can provide valuable statistics and usage reports. Other smart innovations for home convenience and comfort include remote pet feeders or app-controlled lighting.

Energy-Efficiency and Sustainability

Many of these innovations feature resource conservation. Smarter appliances are more energy-efficient — they use less fuel or electricity to produce the same or more powerful results. Smarter washers or showerheads use less water. Modern thermostats are designed to be more energy-efficient.

As more products are created to lower home energy costs, conserve energy, and increase the quality of life, they will attract more homeowners, and, pretty soon, smart homes will become a common reality.

Give Bounds Heating & Air a call today at 352-472-2761 to ask about smart HVAC upgrades for your home or business. We can provide solutions for your current system, or help you to select the ideal upgrade. Contact your Bounds HVAC pro for more information.