When you decide to buy a new home, you look for the features that you are most interested in. A second bathroom or a full basement are common wants. With today's advancements in technology, however, more people are looking for homes that have the option for at least partial home automation. The use of smart devices makes it much easier for you to monitor your home and keep it safe while you are away. Our real estate agents can help you find the type of property you want with the amenities you are looking for.
Water monitors – Water monitors are placed near the water main where it first enters your home. You will only need one monitor of this type since there is only one point of entry into your home. A quality water monitor will be able to detect a water main break either inside or outside your home.
Smart plugs – Smart plugs are used to shut down devices that are known to pull energy continuously. Smart TVs, DVR systems, and computers are known to go into sleep mode. This means they shut down but don't shut off completely. Smart plugs cut off the connection to the electricity that will allow them to draw less energy or turn all the way off.
Thermostats – Smart thermostats can be programmed to be more energy efficient throughout the day. When you are away from home or sleeping, they can lower the temperature, so less energy is used. Before you arrive back home, the temperature can be adjusted to a more suitable level.
Smart bulbs, sensors, and switches – Smart sensors can turn off the lights or appliances in a room when no one is in there. The same is true for smart bulbs and switches. Almost a quarter of your energy usage is taken up by lighting your home. With smart sensors, you won't have to worry about remembering to turn your lights off.
Energy monitors – Devices that are used to monitor energy usage are a great idea if you are considering buying one of many Vacaville homes for sale. Older homes are known to have appliances that are less than efficient. You will be able to monitor energy levels and maintain control of your utility expenses.
Leak detectors – Place leak detectors near water sources like toilets, washers, dishwashers, and under sinks. While they may never be used or indicate a leak, having them in place could save you thousands of dollars if a leak would eventually occur.
Buying a new home can be fun and exciting. Installing smart devices and water monitors is the best way to protect your new home from damage and keep your energy bills under control. Contact us today to learn more about these home automation and smart devices and how you can use them in your new home. Smart devices and home automation devices can be monitored using your cell phone from almost anywhere. They are convenient, easy to use, and are fairly inexpensive.