Your home is the place where you feel the most comfortable, so when you set out to remodel it, you will likely want all the latest conveniences. This means that you'll want to turn your residence into a smart home. When you do, you will have more freedom to perform certain tasks than ever before.
The first step to turning your abode into a smart home is to have it properly wired. Your electrician will be able to advise you on the types of wiring you'll need, but there are a few recommendations that everyone should follow.
Neutral wiring should be placed so that it reaches every wall switch throughout your house. While this type of wiring used to be something you could take or leave, in today's technology-driven world, you'll want to take it.
If you plan to have remote control panels installed on the walls, you'll need in-wall transmitters. These will allow you to remotely turn lights off and on. In addition to neutral wiring, in-wall transmitters also require hot wires.
With so many smart devices in your home, it is extremely important to have surge protection installed. All you need is one surge protector that will work for the entire house. Otherwise, you run the risk of having all your electronics rendered useless in the event of a major power outage.
For a house with so many electronic devices, you may choose smart plugs. However, this can be problematic as not all of them offer built-in surge protection. In the event that a power surge hits your home, a lack of protection could be disastrous. One option is to connect your surge protector to your smart plug. In this case, it is necessary to choose both a protector and a smart plug with the lowest possible wattage. Experts often recommend simply purchasing a power strip that has a built-in surge protector.
If you are extremely concerned about intermittent power outages, consider making your smart home more eco-friendly. You can do this by adding a natural source of energy. There are many reasons people may want solar panels. Self-reliance is one of them.
Install A Smart Thermostat
To complete your new home, consider having a smart thermostat installed. By placing sensors in your thermostat, you will give it the ability to regulate room temperatures throughout the house. You'll also be able to program it for optimal efficiency.
Doing so can be a great way to save you money in the long run. If you have a smart thermostat, you can make sure to turn off the hot or cold air when you’re not using it. This can save you money on your utility bills.
Preparing your house to be a smart home should be the ultimate goal of any remodeling project. Let technology keep your family safe and make your life easier than ever before.
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