17 Questions to determine if you are ready for a smart home.
Managing a house, no matter how big or small it is, can be challenging for any family. Busy schedules and hectic routines can make it difficult to keep your household running efficiently, and to have time to relax and unwind.
Necessary mundane tasks, such as setting back the thermostat and shutting off the lights before you leave the house or go to bed, are easily forgotten or simply ignored due to lack of time or energy. Even activities that are seemingly so simple, like closing the drapes to block out the harsh afternoon sun or choosing a song to enjoy on the stereo system, can become tedious when you’re tired or pressed for time.
Here’s where a smart home system can help. Programmed by a professional home systems integrator, a smart home system can control the lights, thermostats, motorized shading, audio system, security system, home theater equipment – basically anything else that uses electrical or battery power – so you don’t have to.
Answer the following 17 questions to determine if you and your family could benefit from a smart home system. The questions are similar to those that would be posed to you by a professional home systems integrator about your lifestyle and family dynamic to determine the practicality of having a smart home system installed.
SMART HOME CHECKLIST
▨ My electricity bills are a lot higher than I would like.
▨ I often rush out of the house without turning off the lights or closing the shades.
▨ Preparing the house for a vacation or even bedtime takes a long time.
▨ The window shades always seem to be in the wrong position.
▨ I like to host impromptu get togethers.
▨ I find my entertainment system difficult to operate.
▨ My home has multiple thermostats.
▨ I would like to come home to a house that’s comfortable and welcoming.
▨ I would like to keep better tabs on the kids.
▨ I find many of the electronics in my home confusing and complex to operate.
▨ I would like to make my house look better.
▨ I often forget to close and lock doors … until after I have gotten in bed.
▨ I would like better peace of mind when I am on vacation.
▨ I am comfortable using smart phone apps.
▨ There are too many remote controls to juggle.
▨ There are too many light switches on the wall.
*If you answered YES to 4 or more of these questions, your home is a good candidate for a smart home system.
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