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Can A Smart Home Save You Money?

You already know that smart homes are awesome. A smart home can save you money and reduce your carbon footprint. While everyone’s situation is different, Americans overall spend as much as $130 billion a year on wasted energy. Yikes. 

Even so, you might feel a little confused as to how to set up the perfect smart home for your family. At PowerTech, we help customers in Omaha and Council Bluffs create energy efficient homes that make a powerful difference in their lives – and their wallets. 

Where to start saving money with the best energy saving devices for homes

There are a few things that you can do to improve your smart home system, and here are a few ways to get your home on the right track. 

  • Add a smart hub. This serves as your smart home’s dashboard. While you can operate many devices from your phone, the smart home module controls everything and is more reliable and a better source for handling things. This will help you avoid issues that could occur during a phone upgrade or update. 
  • Get good WiFi. Your smart devices function across your home network, so you need to make sure you have a consistent and strong WiFi signal. Your network’s wireless router will send the WiFi signal to your Bluetooth devices in the network and will allow connections and communications between those devices. 

Your smart hub system can control many functions, so you’ll need to decide which ones you want for your smart home. Today we have so many options! You can choose from smart home security, lighting, climate control — you can even choose to remotely control your electrical outlets to make sure you have turned off your appliances. Wild, right?!  Or you can control sprinklers with the help of weather updates and sensors, which cuts back on your water use, too.  

Looking for more smart home perks? You can even opt for smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors that use smart home technology to  monitor these devices remotely and receive alerts regardless of your location. When you choose the functions that you want and need for your smart home, you will need to enlist the help and guidance of an electrical professional who can ensure the equipment is properly installed and operable. 

Can You Save Money With a Solar Roof? 

You sure can — homeowners in Iowa and Nebraska on average save between $5,000 and $10,000 on energy costs over the lifespan of a solar roof. A solar roof is an effective and efficient way to ensure your home has the energy it needs to operate all its appliances and smart accessories. While there is an upfront cost, you will save on utility expenses in the long run, so you can benefit greatly from the addition of a solar roof. 

If you are serious about getting the right foundation in place for your smart home, and you want to choose the best functions for your specific needs, enlist the help and guidance of a knowledgeable electrician. PowerTech’s team of service technicians have helped hundreds of households throughout Omaha and Council Bluffs with their electrical needs.

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