The sun is shining, your kids are home from school, and your smart home is here to help you navigate the summer stress-free. If you have been thinking about upgrading your home to include “smarter” features, there are many options to help you enjoy your summer even more! Check out some ways you can use your smart home automation for an easy, breezy summer. Here is our complete guide to smart home automation for the summer!
1. Keep the Family on a Consistent Wake-Up Schedule
Gone are the days of your children sleeping in until 11:30 AM. There are a few things you can set up in your home to make sure they make the most of the summer days. For example, you can set the blinds to open at a specific time during the day automatically. You can also set your whole home audio to play music through the home, ensuring everyone is up and ready to go! Keeping everyone on a consistent schedule will also make it easier to transition back to the school schedule later in the year.
2. Lower Your Electricity Bills with Programmed AC
We get it – it’s hot. But you don’t have to suffer through outrageous electricity bills. You can use your smart home to program your home temperature based on time of day, who is home, and more. Keep the house your ideal temperature only when you need it – not a minute more. On average, homeowners who use smart thermostats can save 10-12 percent on heating and 15 percent on cooling! Over the course of the year, the savings can add up to between $140 and $200!
3. Make Sure the Grass is Greener on Your Side
Set it and forget it this summer with automated sprinklers. Automated sprinklers allow you to set up a watering schedule to match your city’s watering ordinance.
You’ll save time, money, and water when you have automatic sprinklers keeping your lawn healthy this year.
4. Keep the Kids Safe with Outdoor Lighting
Summer nights are perfect for running around outside with friends. Ensure your children can stay out later and play safely with outdoor lighting that turns on when it gets dark. You can also turn on the outside lights remotely, which is great for when you are on summer vacation but want to make it seem like you are still home.
5. Have Peace of Mind on Your Summer Vacation with Home Security
You never have to worry if you locked the front door before you left for your road trip or fear that package thieves will take advantage of your empty home. An automated security system will give you the peace of mind you need to enjoy your summer trip, whether relaxing on the beach or screaming on top of a roller coaster.
6. Keep an Eye on Everyone Coming and Going
With geo-fencing and automated alerts, you can stay attuned to who is home and what time they arrived. You can rest easy knowing that your loved ones are safe and sound.
7. Give Access To Your Home Remotely
Create a unique door code to grant access to the dog walker, grandma, or even your kids coming home from a friend’s house. This way, you won’t have to worry about creating and keeping track of extra keys. Because the code is unique, you also won’t have to worry about someone having access to your house when you don’t want them too, because the code can be set for only one-time use.
Whether you are staying home or you’ll be away from the house, smart home automation can help you stay safe and happy this summer. Contact us today to learn more. We have many different options and can tailor your smart home experience to fit your individual needs. Our home automation experts will consult you on all of your options with our in-house home consultation. Thanks for reading our summer smart home automation guide, give us a call today!