A smart home can be a great blessing for both your bank account as well as the environment. Done the right way, smart-home technology can provide several benefits including reducing energy, saving water, and getting more efficient use out of the energy already in use while also saving you time. Here are some of our favorite state-of-the-art smart home trends:
There are many ways to save money and energy when it comes to lighting. Brands like Lutron offer great features that can enhance any room. For example, a “smart dimmer” gives you the ability to automatically adjust the brightness of your lights or turn them on and off based on settings you choose in advance. Not only does this save energy and costs but it also allows you to be flexible for any occasion.
Another simple but effective thing to consider is LED lighting. By incorporating these into your home design, you will reduce your energy consumption by an average of 50-75%. Not only that, but these lights have a longer life so you will save money and time by not having to replace them as often!
Automate Your Appliances
A smart home is sometimes described as having all your appliances communicating with one another in concert. Brands like Honeywell and Nest just to name a few offers everything from HVAC systems, blinds, kitchen appliances, and thermostats that can be programmed with time preferences using just your smartphone which can save you an average of 10-20% on costs over the course of the year!
Don’t Forget The Lawn
When most people think of smart homes, the yard may not come to mind. However, installing synthetic grass means you won’t have to spend hours outside mowing and watering or paying a landscaper to maintain it. This saves you precious time and money while also helping to reduce water use. Plus, the latest in turf technology feels like real grass without any of the dirt, rocks, or allergies! Our friends at Turftekusa.com are our go-to installers on Long Island for all your needs. If you do choose to go with natural grass, Cyber-Rain technology is designed to conserve water by tracking weather patterns and has been known to save users an average of 35% in water consumption.
These are just a few ways to use technology to your advantage when it comes to your next home renovation. If you’re interested in any of these smart home trends then Noah Construction & Builders is happy to lend a hand in all your home improvement needs as Long Island’s Most Trusted Design & Build Company. Check out all the great services we offer and if you’re ready to schedule a consultation, give us a call at 631-750-2837!
Noah Construction & Builders has been designing, renovating, improving, and building homes in Long Island for over 35 years. We specialize in listening to client needs, seeing the functional issues, and then designing a space to match those needs. This usually entails mid-scale work on dormers, extensions, full-scale internal/external renovations, and bathroom/kitchen remodeling.
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