A high-tech home doesn’t have to cost a fortune. Smart Home technology commands or connects your home from the touch of a button with Smart products that work together with your smartphone to provide cost savings that are safe and secure. Below are some great ideas on how to make your home Smart in a cost-effective way and let your Smart Home take care of you.
Why it's smart to go Smart
Wouldn’t it be great if your home was warm and bright to welcome you? For almost half of the year, Canadians leave for work in the dark and come home in the dark. Switching your incandescent light bulbs for Smart LED bulbs will allow you to control your lights from your smartphone, even if you’re not at home. Reducing your energy consumption, LED bulbs are 75 per cent more efficient and have a longer life. Looking for a bright, cool light for one room and a warmer colour for another? You can customize each room with the hue of your choice.
Never wonder if you left the iron on again. Smart plugs are an easy and affordable way to upgrade your appliances, lights and other electronics so you can control them from your smartphone. These plug-in outlets plug directly into a wall outlet or power bar, making them Smart home ready.
Want to deter people who are not supposed to be lingering at your doorstep? This internet-connected doorbell lets your smartphone know when someone is at your door. The built-in motion sensors allow you to watch and talk with your guest without even having to open the door.
Heating and cooling your home can account for almost half of your home’s energy costs. Easy to install, smart thermostats are programmable to ensure the temperature of your home is exactly how you want it, when you want it. Curious how much energy your home consumed last month? Monitor your usage from your smartphone app to find out what time of the day you can save money.