GRADUALLY AUTOMATE YOUR HOME FOR INCREASED EFFICIENCY
In an industry that is constantly changing, it’s difficult to know where to begin with home automation. The whole process may seem a little daunting. Start planning and get organized by answering the following questions:
How will the device help you?
It’s best to purchase simple products that will help improve your life. Lighting and HVAC control both add convenience to daily life with the potential bonus of saving you money. *
* By using home automation to turn off lights or lower the thermostat automatically when you aren’t using them you can easily lower your utility bills by 10% to 25%.
What is your budget?
Your budget will play a major role in where you begin with Home Automation. For clients with smaller budgets starting out with one product, for example dimmers to control lighting, is the best solution to ease their way into automating their home.
HOME AUTOMATION IS CONSTANTLY EVOLVING
New products are invented and modifications are implemented every day. Rather than focusing on the bigger plan, start small and let your design evolve over time.
One of the simplest forms of home automation is light control. Lighting products are relatively easy to install and inexpensive making them a stress and hassle-free starting point.
After you’ve gotten used to lighting control then you can move on to thinking of more possibilities for automating your home.
COMPATIBILITY IS KEY
When adding new products into your home automation system, you’ll want to consider compatibility above all else. There isn’t much sense in buying a new device if it won’t work with your current system. Having to purchase new components just to ensure compatibility with one new device wastes time and money. Make sure to research products and check with your home automation technicians that new parts will be compatible with the whole system.