If you’re looking to invest in Lake Chelan real estate, consider a smart home. You’ll find great properties with many sought after smart features already in place, as well as homes equipped with the technology to allow you to add your own preferred features.
Smart home technology has greatly advanced over the years. From simple functions like remote control window blinds and lighting, the technology has grown to encompass any device that may be hooked up to your home network.
Whether you choose to have a fully automated home or just select smart functions, you’ll find plenty of benefits from “getting connected”.
- Unparalleled convenience
Imagine waking up in the morning to find your coffee brewing and your pets fed without you having to lift a finger. All you need to do is set up the timer to activate your smart devices at the right time. You can dim the lights, control indoor temperature, and turn on the oven with just a voice command. And with the recent improvements in smart home hubs, you can add an endless array of functions without setting up a new system. You can hook up your home security system, entertainment system, water sprinklers, water heating, and just about anything else.
- Enhanced home security
Smart security systems offer a wide range of safety features. In addition to secure door access to your home, you can add other devices, such as surveillance cameras, wireless alarms, motion detectors, smart smoke alarms, and so many more. You can receive real time camera feed and alerts on your laptop or mobile devices, allowing you to instantly react to any security or safety threat.
- Energy efficiency
Automating energy-consuming devices can give you considerable savings. For example, with a smart thermostat, you can control indoor temperatures according to the occupancy or use of a room. You can set the timer to turn the heat or air conditioning up or down at certain times of the day. Motion detectors can prompt the system to regulate the temperature according to how many people are in the room. The same functionality can be applied to smart lighting. Lights can automatically turn off when no one’s in the room, or you can install dimmers that can regulate the amount of lighting a room gets depending on the time of the day or the number of people in the room.
- Enhanced home value
With the many benefits you can get from smart home technology, it has become a highly sought after feature that many homebuyers are willing to pay a premium for. Smart home features are also factored in home appraisals, and those that enhance home security, energy efficiency, and convenience are considered value-adding. Studies have shown that smart home technology can increase home prices by as much as 5% to 35%. Not all devices can give you good ROI, however, so if your goal is to increase the value of your property, it’s best to study which features can yield the best returns.