Smart home devices for big savings & peace of mind

Home automation can make everyday life simpler, but it can also help you save on homeowners insurance premiums and utility bills. The latest technology to improve energy efficiency and safety at home are the best options for homeowners who want to save on insurance and utilities. Here are a few pieces of smart technology to consider adding to your home:

Smart locks

Smart locks add extra security and convenience to any home through remote monitoring and control features. Should you need to grant someone access, you can either do so via smartphone app or give them the code. Combined with other devices like video doorbells, you can have greater control and peace of mind about your front door.

Learning thermostats

Smart thermostats “learn” your home’s tendencies and rhythms, adjusting your temperature and energy usage accordingly. This simple addition can potentially save you up to 15% on your heating and cooling. Most have user-friendly designs available in a variety of finishes to suit different aesthetic sensibilities. 

Smart lightbulbs

Smart lightbulbs come in many styles and sizes you can automate or wirelessly control from your mobile device. Choose from tunable lights that allow you to adjust the warmth or coolness of your light temperature, or full-spectrum lights that set the mood in just about any color. Smart LEDs are energy-efficient and last longer, saving you money long term

For many homeowners, the ability to automate and streamline everyday processes frees up valuable time and mental space for bigger-picture priorities. Conveniently, these same features can help you save money in a variety of ways.

Home Assistants: How to Get the Most Out of Yours

Virtual home assistants can be versatile, even if they’re still somewhat seen as a novelty to some homeowners. To really get the most out of them, though, you need to first understand what it can do. We’ll look at how your home assistant works and how you can add more efficiency to your routine by adjusting how you use it. 

Link Your Information 

This is the most important thing that you can do with a smart home assistant: the more you have on one system, the easier it is to control. So if you have home automation, such as an automated security system or lighting, you can input that information to make it easier to maintain functionality. You can also link your financial information, making it possible to buy what you need by just making the request.

Integrate with Everyday Tasks 

If you want to dictate your to-do list to a technology that will record it all, smart assistants can be a great way to capture the details. So instead of missing one ingredient for a new recipe or forgetting to call the plumber to fix the leak in the bathroom, you never miss a beat.

Assistants are also great for setting timers, making phone calls and reminding you to stick to a schedule. Many people find that their productivity improves when they use these assistants, making it easier to stay on track without feeling overwhelmed. 

Get More Information

Traffic back home, weather, your work schedule: you can use smart home assistants to give you the information you need to get up and running daily. Similar to your to-do lists, this can be everything you need to prepare for your day. You can also make your updates more aligned with your priorities, whether they’re a technical necessity or not.

Maximize Your Home Entertainment 

Books, movies, podcasts, music: there are ways to link your services and control your home entertainment with nothing more than your voice or a smartphone. Use virtual assistants to increase the volume, play in surround or select a song you might love.

Remember the Features 

These features make it possible to mute the device, change the default names and teach the AI more about your personal preferences. It all makes for a more intuitive experience.