Thursday, March 16, 2017

High-Tech Home Improvements That Will Bring Your House Into the Future

Out of all the home improvements available to us, there’s nothing like giving our house a modern upgrade to drag it into the future. Whether it’s a tech upgrade for entertainment or a security system overhaul, high-tech home upgrades are becoming more and more popular as the price of installation and maintenance drops. You don’t need to move to a new house to get a high-tech upgrade, and you certainly don’t need to pay a fortune to get these installed.


Smart Thermostat

One of the most popular forms of technology to add to a new is smart technology; automated systems that take the work out of running your home. A smart thermostat can connect to other systems within your home and automatically adjust the temperature of your heating so that it reaches your desired level. This sounds like what a normal thermostat does, but the advantage is that smart thermostats have digital screens that allow for more precise control with the temperature. They can also learn from your habits (hence the word “smart) and automatically adjust itself to your preferences. They can also be controlled and monitored over WiFi, meaning you can turn the heating on or off while you’re at work and about to come home.

Smart Security System

One of the best ways to secure your home is to install a brand new security system. This includes smart locks that are password, voice or even bio-metrically activated to give you a new layer of security. Cameras can be linked to your home WiFi network, giving you complete access to view the feeds even if you aren’t at home, and they automatically record activity at the door as well.

Solar Panels

One of the best long-term solutions for saving energy is the addition of a solar panel. It’s long-term because solar panels can be very expensive and most companies rent them out on a contract basis instead of actually selling them. The solar panels for home are installed professionally and then collected when your contract or loan period ends, making it a smooth process that you don’t have to worry about. By renting solar panels or getting them via a contract method, you essentially pay almost no money in return for cleaner energy and some savings. However, solar energy isn’t compatible with every home. There are many factors that have to be considered, so be sure to check if your location qualifies.

Central Vacuum System

If you’re tired of hauling around a vacuum cleaner up and down the stairs and having to clean out the bags or filters, then consider getting a central vacuum system upgrade. How it works is simple; pipes are installed around the home and a central vacuum unit is placed somewhere like a utility room. Next, panels are installed that open up to reveal a vacuum hole. You plug in a hose and it automatically starts up, and then you can start vacuuming the room or area. This means you don’t have to carry around a heavy vacuum cleaner. Instead, you just carry around the hose and the head. You can also install vacuum hatches in baseboards around the home so you can simply sweep up messes and spills into these floor-height hatches for an easy cleanup.

Here are just some of the ways on how you can bring modernity into your home. You will definitely love these improvements and enjoy the convenience it brings. Whats your idea of a modern home? Comment down below!

xoxo,
Therese
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