Ready for a Smart Home? Here’s Where to Start
With smart home technology getting better, not to mention cheaper, all the time, many people are looking into upgrading their homes. To turn your Orlando, Florida, home into a smart home, you can start by upgrading your lights, locks, and thermostat. These are all relatively small steps that can make a big difference in your daily life.
Smart light bulbs are the biggest lighting development since LED bulbs and motion-activated lights. In fact, they combine the best features of these two technologies. Smart bulbs can be synced with motion sensors so that your lights automatically turn on when someone is present. They can also be controlled remotely via an app or a home assistant like Amazon’s Alexa.
This setup is both convenient and energy-efficient. If you forgot to turn the lights off before you left, you can flip the switch from your office. When you get home, you won’t have to fumble for the light switch while juggling your keys and grocery bags.
Speaking of keys, smart locks are another great investment. With a smart lock, you won’t need to worry about losing your house key or locking yourself out. Some smart locks are even voice-activated, allowing you hands-free entry into your home. Others require you to manually punch in a PIN. You can set different PINs for different people, including temporary codes for guests or babysitters. And if you ever feel security has been compromised, you won’t have to install new locks; you can just reset the codes.
No smart home discussion would be complete without a mention of smart thermostats. These brilliant devices connect to your existing HVAC system to give you greater control over your home’s comfort. Use your smartphone or home assistant to make changes remotely, or rely on the thermostat’s own technology to learn your schedule and adjust accordingly.
If you have any questions or need help making the switch to smart technology, give Frank’s Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at (407) 490-2070. We’d be happy to set you up with a Nexia home automation system that meets your unique needs.
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