If you’re looking to cut costs and save money in your household, consider home automation services from SafeStreets, an ADT Authorized Provider. A home automation system costs money up front but pays you back over time in several ways.
The cost of installing a home automation system is likely less than you think. Many home security setups cost under $40 per month, less than you’d pay for dinner at a restaurant once a month. Once you have the home security system, your homeowner’s insurance may decrease in price, so the monthly cost is often less than the sticker price.
In our most recent blog, the security professionals at SafeStreets, an ADT Authorized Provider, discuss several ways that smart devices can help reduce energy costs and save money.
Where Will You Save Money with a Home Automation System?
Your Electric Bill
A home automation system is a great tool to be installed in your home as it can help you save money on your electric bill in various ways.
With a home automation system, you can automatically turn on the lights at specified times of the day. This will help save money compared to leaving lights on all day when they didn’t need to be.
Consider the outside lights, too. It would help if you had those on when you get home after dark, but you don’t want to leave them on all day. A home automation system turns on the lights at a designated time, so your house looks occupied, and your path from the garage to the back door is well lit for your walk inside – without having to pay to leave all those lights on all day.
You can control your home’s heating and cooling system by installing a smart thermostat, a great way to help save energy and money. Smart thermostats allow you to adjust your HVAC system using a smart home device. You will even receive monthly energy reports that show where you’re using the most energy so you can make adjustments to increase energy savings in the future.
With a smart thermostat, you don’t have to leave the furnace or air conditioning system on all day just so no one has to walk into an uncomfortable house after work or school. You can use a smart thermostat to warm the place up just before you return home.
In addition, if you have pets home alone all day, you can set the thermostat to be comfortable for them without the poor things shivering through an entire day of no heat.
Help Lower Risk or High Price Burglary
The average cost to a homeowner who is the victim of a burglary is over $2,500, according to 2019 statistics from the FBI. The price could be significantly higher depending on the damage done and items stolen.
With a home automation and security system – complete with prominent signage in the yard – your home is a lot less likely to be the one robbed, helping you save you a lot more money than you’ll spend for the service over a year.
Save on Babysitting Costs
If you knew the kids could come home to a warm, well-lit house on those days they get back before you do, you could save a few dollars on paying a sitter to be there to welcome them home. You can also install indoor security cameras to check in on your kids while they’re home from a smart device.
Contact SafeStreets for Home Automation Services
Technology is evolving rapidly, and homes will only get “smarter” as home automation, and other home technologies continue to help improve and offer even more features.
But why wait? Help start saving money today with a home automation system installed by SafeStreets. Contact SafeStreets today for a free consultation.