For decades now, futurists and technology experts have been promising a life of ease, convenience, and an unprecedented level of control. It’s always been right around the corner, but sadly, the technology has never quite lived up to the hype.
If you’ve found yourself disappointed that you can’t yet enjoy a Jetson’s style life, then you’ll be thrilled to know that finally, the technology has matured to the point that it’s possible, which is why more and more people are opting for a smart home installation in Manassas, VA, and why we’re at the forefront of that movement.
You might be a bit surprised to hear that the region’s top-rated electrician has anything to do with smart homes and the installation of the technology that drives them, but we’ve worked hard to stay on the cutting edge of the technology because it saves the customers we serve time and money and makes their lives easier.
If you haven’t been paying much attention to the recent technological developments and haven’t really considered a smart home installation for your Manassas, VA home, we’ll tell you more about what it can do for you and how it will improve your life and save you money.
Let’s start with how such a system can save you money because that’s something that’s important to just about everyone. While it’s true that these systems aren’t free, it’s also true that they can save you a lot of money, making the cost a nominal one. Here’s how:
A smart home installation for your Manassas, VA home grows more powerful the greater the number of smart appliances you have connected to the centralized control system. This allows you to carefully monitor the energy usage of your smart appliances and their impact on your overall monthly electric bill.
If you notice an unexpected spike in the power draw of any of them, it’s a sure sign that there’s a problem, allowing you to repair the appliance in question before it sends your electric bill spiraling out of control.
If you have a smart thermostat, it allows you to take direct control of it from anywhere in the world, provided you can connect to the internet. Think about what that allows you to do. If you went away on vacation and forgot to turn your HVAC system off, it’s not a problem. You can turn it off remotely, reducing your monthly bill.
Before you get back home, you can reactivate it, allowing you to return to a comfortable home. Naturally, you can do this with every other smart appliance you have connected, and the aggregate impact will produce handsome savings from one month to the next.
The money you’re not spending on home energy bills is every bit as good as money earned. It all spends the same way, so a smart home installation in your Manassas, VA home puts money in your pocket at regular intervals. That’s good stuff, and it means that in most cases, the system will pay for itself very quickly.
Next, let’s talk about safety and convenience. Everybody loves it when technology can be used to make life easier, and greater security is always important, so here are a few specific use cases that serve as examples of that very thing:
Example 1 – You’re working late, and you want dinner to be ready when you get home. You put it in the oven before you leave for work, and before you leave the office, you pull up your smart home console, powering the oven on. By the time you walk through the door when you get home, dinner is waiting for you. Just pop it out of the oven and enjoy!
Example 2 – You’re working late, and it will be dark by the time you get home. Thanks to the smart home installation for your Manassas, VA home, there’s a simple fix for that. Just pull up the app and turn the lights on when you’re a few minutes out and you’ll have plenty of light as you make your way from the car to the front door.
Example 3 – You and your family went on vacation. Partway to your destination, you have a moment of panic as you can’t recall if you locked the house up before you left. Again, there’s a simple fix for that. Just pull up your trusty smart home app and check the status of your smart locks. Done.
In fact, if you’re worried about leaving your home unattended for the duration of your vacation, you can access your smart security system’s cameras and check in on things while you’re away. You can also turn lights on and off selectively or set up a pre-programmed routine that automates that process to make it look like someone’s home.
These aren’t pie in the sky examples that present tremendous difficulty for the current technology, either. These are real, practical, day to day uses that will become a natural part of your daily routine. They’re almost trivially simple things to accomplish. That’s the kind of convenience you have to look forward to if you decide to opt for a smart home installation.
As great as that sounds, there’s more. Consider the following:
You can turn every outlet in your home into a smart outlet via simple, inexpensive, off the shelf technology and track the power usage of even non-smart appliances via the app in that way. Doing so gives you a real-time, ever-evolving energy audit, right from your phone.
This enables you to spot the biggest drivers of your monthly energy bill and allows you to make strategic, medium-term decisions about which appliances to replace with high-efficiency models. As you begin replacing energy-hungry appliances with more efficient ones, you’ll literally be able to watch your energy usage diminish from one month to the next, saving you an increasing amount of money as you bring more and more high-efficiency appliances online.
You can even replace your old incandescent light bulbs with smart LED light bulbs and watch your monthly energy bill drop further.
If you want an absolutely bulletproof system, you can combine all of this with a properly sized generator for your home so that even when the power grid fails, you’ll be able to carry on without missing a beat and continue to closely monitor your energy usage all the while.
If you need help choosing the right generator for your home, we’ve got you covered on that front as well. We carry a full line of world-class Generac generators and can guide you toward the one that’s the best fit for your family based on your energy needs.