Rise of the Smart Home

It’s no surprise that in today’s day and age smart home technology and automation is catching on with homeowners looking for new homes in Charlotte and beyond—and True homes are no exception! Today we’re looking at the current and future smart home trends that homebuyers will be seeing in new homes in Greensboro and the surrounding Carolina areas.

New homebuyers across the country are showing a big affinity for smart home products. In fact, according to recent research 15% of American households with internet own a home automation device which is up from just 10% in April 2016. A large percentage of smart home automation device growth in security and monitoring devices, including strong gains in video doorbells (up 123%) and smart lighting (up 83%).

It may not come as a big surprise that younger consumers are the most likely to own voice-activated wireless speakers and home automation devices. But they’re not the only ones that are getting in on smart home technology: 11% of consumers 35-54 have a voice-enabled speaker which is up from 7% last year. And there are many other ways that technology can improve your True new home in Charleston and throughout the Carolinas:

Smart lighting lets you dim the lights in your new True home by using an app on your smartphone from another room or even another city. So, if you forget to turn off the hallway light as you leave for a long workday or for a vacation, it won’t be on the entire time you’re gone. You can even set a timer for your smart lights, ensuring they always dim or turn off at bedtime.

A smart thermostat, much like smart lighting, is an easy-to-use gadget can be controlled manually and also accessible from your smartphone. Some products, including Nest, are even able to sense when you’re at home or away from home, which means it can adjust the temperature as needed.

 

Installing solar panels may help you save more than $1,000 per year on utilities on your new True home in Charlotte or anywhere in the Carolinas. At first glance it may seem like the cost associated with installing solar panels is high (around $10,000), but tax credits are available to help you reduce your out-of-pocket expenses 

for this long-term investment that will typically help you save money in the long run. Whether you’re going to be in your True home for decades or you’re just looking to reduce your home’s carbon footprint, solar panels are a great alternative to remaining 100% on the grid.

Many of these tech products are easy to install on your own, while others may require a professional to help you make your new True home in Charleston a smart home that takes advantage of all current home technology tech trends. Either way, technology can change your True home for the better and make it even more exciting to own a new home in Greensboro or the rest of the Carolinas.

To visit a True Homes new home community in Charlotte or any other Carolinas location, contact us today!

 

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